Letter – Edward Blackett to John Blackett – 2 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Aug 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Augt 2

Dear Jacce

      The above said is a Coppy of my last I did not go to Newcastle as I Designed by reason I have had a fit of the gravel upon me & has it stil your brother kit came here last week & we have got him a great many customers in this County many more then I could have Expected he is at present at Newcastle but will make but a small stay there & so go amongst his customers in his Journey back another road then that he came down he is like to do Extreamly well being his master turned over his whole trade to him & his Nephew Ime forct to raise his whole fortune at present which I did not design he shud had til after my death but such an oppertunity offering made me streach myself to the Utmost

      Your present of wine you sent to newcastle was siezd by the Custome house officers at Whitby I realy believe it was the masters fault for I heard he got a parcel of Brandy ashoar at Newcastle & he might certainly have savd the wine as well as the brandy

      I will give you a hundred p[iece]s of Lead w[hi]ch I have in the Cellar & if my mine prove you shall have more another year so you may order any of your Correspondents at Newcastle to ship them for w[ha]t place you please & not to sail without Convoy All this family gives you their kind remembrance with my blessing to you I am

      Dear Jac Your most affect[ionate] father

For Mr John Blacket Merch[an]t in Rotterdam

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