Letter – John Blackett to A Shaftoe – 20 Nov 1708

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Nov 1708
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: A Shaftoe
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr A Shaftoe                                                                         Rotterdm  Novmbr 20th 1708

Sr	This is only to acquaint you that Coales is at present a Drug here are Severall Masters that lays Loaden & cannot get any money bidden for them when they begin to Sell I believe will bring the price down to 17 or 171/2 gl a <hoodt>, I hope you have take no Ships on for this place trade is very bad, I cannot advice my friends to Send any Sort of Merchandise all things are So low in price, when I was in Newcastle your Brother was talking of buying books, if he pleases to let me know what he would have bought, will send them by the first Ships, Abram bosfield is loaden for your place wth flax Tow & Some Says the Ships are Sailed, but the wind being contrary I believe they will be forced to come back, we had no manner of news pray my Service to all friends, if am capale of doing you any Service please to command, the price of goods

Madder Onber   17 1/2 or 20gl

Craps       --       24:26 or 20gl

Flax         --       24 1/2 to 26 1/2 <..>

Twine  2 & 3 td f19 100/<.>

Canvas       23 3/4gl a bold



Messrs Featherstone & Reay                                                                      

writ to them onely the prices as I writ Mr Kelley

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