Letter – John Blackett to Anthony Smith – 19 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Aug 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Anthony Smith
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Anthony Smith                             Rotterdm  19 Augt 1710

Sr	my last to you was of the 15 past, when gave you Orders to buy for Mr John Van Meel & my Self 40 last Rape Seed if could get it for £10 1/2 or £11 at £11:5 then but 25 last, I desire you to take no Notice of my letter of the 15 but refer your Self to this I now write, wch is to buy for Mr Van Meel & my Self 60 last Good Rape Seed if can get it at £12 free of all charges aboard, but if must give £13 free of all charges aboard than but 40 last, & if must give £13:10 free of all charges aboard than but 25 last, I fancy nowno Custom is to be paid for Rape Seed, but if any thing is to be paid or not it can Ship for the above mentioned prices, or Under, pray loose no oppertunity, I know Mr fierly & Mr John Cook has Orders likewise, therefore desire you to be Expeditious, if you buy any Ship it by first Conveniensy wth Convoy for this place & give timely advice of Masters & Ships Name that may make Insurance Accordingly, assoon hears you have bought any Shall remit you by the Next post, must beg of you once more to be Expeditious & take care of the Measure Butter f11

the bill of loading must be made in Mr John Van Meels name, I believe you will get mine of 15 & this at the Same post   I am

¾  John Van Meel

¼  My Self

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