Letter – John Blackett to Anthony Smith – 15 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Aug 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Anthony Smith
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Anthony Smith                             Rotterdam  15 August 1710

Sr	have not been favd wth yours for Sometime  This is to desire you upon receipt of this letter to buy for me 40 last of good Rape Seed if can get it for 101/2 or £11 but if must give £11:5 than 25 last & Ship it in as good Ship for this place by the first oppertunity must beg of you to be expeditious in the buying this Seed & that tis of a good Sort as also that the measure is good when I hear you have bought any Shall remit you bills on London must give timely advice of the Master & Ships name that may make Insurance accordingly Shall expect the Answer by the first post we are likely to have a good crop of flax it will be fine but Short Blow flax from 17 to 22 Stl white flax from 25 to 30 Stl Rynbr Tow f141/4 when you write lett me know if the wanschot Boards & Threed proved to Content  I believe there will be more orders given for Seed at Stockton Hull & other places therefore must loose no time but on receipt of this to buy as above, will Say no more but hope you will do for me as your self whenever I am Capable of Serving here Command

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