Letter – John Blackett to Burdett Clayton – 2 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Dec 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Burdett Clayton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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                                                         Rotterdam  2 decembr 1710

Sr	above invoice of the flax in harrison who I hope is wth you had Sent the Crusibles long ago if So been had but none has been in town these 6 or 8 months have writ your brother the Sudden rising of the exchange if you give me orders to draw on your bro Alexius will be much to your advantage at present no colliars cannot draw on Newcastle flax continues dear till could weather wch generaly is about Christmas the country people wants money about that time it is cheaper in Decbr Janry Febry if would have any bought advise me Rynbr tow very Scarce & bad & dear f15 <100/ll> whenever would have any write 2 or 3 weeks before the Ships Sails or else is bought up

Sr Yr Humble Servt	J B

Exchange to London 2 Usance 35<..> 8<..>

Wheat from the north of Engl f140:170ggl

Old Rye                      f110:118ggl

Ditto new                    f100:115ggl

Barley                       f18 : 21£

Rape Seed                    f31 : 32 1/2£
No name stated but receipient deduced from letter of 9 Jan 1711 to Alexius Clayton.

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