Letter – John Blackett to Anthony Smith – 6 Jan 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1711
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Anthony Smith
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Anthony Smith                                          Rotterdam  6 January 1711

Sr	according to your order have Shipt 80 boards <Wanschob> on board Lilley <Cair> who Sailed this day wth the London Convoy Inclosed invoice of your former goods per Gibson, here has been at least 200 Ships wth barley & malt wch has brought the price very low & does not any likelyhood of being dearer can’t advise you to Send here unless can’t dispose of it wth your flax from 22 to 26 Stl, Rynb Tow f151/9 brandy is got 40 & 42 the <Stuy> have made inquiry but do not the mercury galley is arrived I perceive there are Some who are Concerned in the galley who has insured at London £12:10 & here gave 20 p Cent wch you think is very high please to Consider that 20 p Cent is much cheaper than £12:10 at London if by mischance the Ship is lost the Insurers at London never give more 80 or 84 & here always 96 or 97 p Cent but wch is great diference

                                                         John Blacket

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