Letter – Edward Blackett to John Van de Wall – 25 Jun 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Jun 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Van de Wall
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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25 June 1714


My Son John by my orders has writ several times to desire you’l send me his acct & my own, I am affraid you have not had yor Health well of late, whch must be the reason I have not heard from you, Soe pray send them by the very first post, as also the price currant of Lead; to give credit for three months, for I have a good quantity by me at present, I desire you’l get yor Lady to buy me a dozen of the best Indian Handkerchiefs that is to be had of the largest & best sort, & let them be wash’t & E.B. mark’t upon them & give them to any Master that goes either for Hull, or Newcastle, if to Newcastle let them be orderd to be left wth Mr John Wilkinson, if to Hull to Mr Alderman Fenwick, wth my most Humble Service to YorSelf Lady & Family & pray let me hear from you by the first post & you’l oblige

      Yor Obliged Humble Servt

My Son John is gone to See some of our relations for ten days

For Mr John van Meil

Merchant in Rotterdam
‘Van Meil’ here might be identified as the John Van de Wall with whom John Blackett corresponded in 1710

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