Letter – John Blackett to Cuthbert Burton – 5 Mar 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Mar 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Cuthbert Burton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr C Burton                                                                                Rotterdm  5 March 1709

Sr	I Recd yours of the 28 Jannuary wth orders to buy 4 Matts flax & 10 Matts Rynsbr Tow wch I Shall Ship the first oppertunity our Rivers has not been free from Ice these 2 months wch is the Reason that no flax has been brought to Market, but now it being a great Thaw I designe to buy your flax Next Market day though no Ships are as yet laid on for your place, but the Reason is, because most people thinks that flax will advance in price corne being So dear, therefore the country people will rather Sow their ground wth corne wch will turne to great proffit, but I hope to buy your flax for 21 & 22 Stl  The farmers being at present much Straitned for money the frost continuing So long we always pay ready money for the goods we buy in the market, if you could conveniently order me to buy draw on your friend in London it would do me a great kindness     I am

Exchange   35 <Bst?>

W. Wheat   190 : 200 Ggl

RD              185 : 200

Rye             118 : 130

Barley            18: 21£

Malt               20 : 24

R Seed           46 : 51£

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