Letter – Edward Blackett to Henry Witton – 19 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Henry Witton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir    									Sept 19 1709

      Upon Rect of yr Lettr I sent my servt. to see all people that grew Rape this year they all had sold their Rape some time ago and their bargain was to have the best price <what that Comand by y… betwixt> and Martinmas, I perceive is Expected to <remaine> some 30 £ a last, for that Grain is Extravagantly Dear [struck out: ‘in the East Riding’] <and ..all> for the merchts at Hull buy all that Country affords and ships it for Holland

      Am very much obliged to you for employing my son at Rotterdam, have a promise from most of the merchants of Newcastle that they’ll do the same and I do not in the least question but that he’ll serve them to their own Satisfaction ,  When yr business calls you to this part of the Country shall be very glad to See you at Newby    

      I am yr very Humble Servt

For Mr Henry Witton, Merchant In Wakefield

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