Letter – John Blackett to Edward Blackett – 28 Dec 1708

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Dec 1708
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Sr Edw Blackett

	I Recd a letter from Mr Jones dated the 30 Novembr last by wch I perceive [struck out: ‘Capt Burton is advanced to a’] you will have one dozin of Naples handkerchiefs will be sure to Send them by Capt Burton or Some other carefull hand, Lead is 21 ¼ <B> & I believe will rise, if you please to let Mr Mewburne Send me what lead you have now made by the first Ships wth Convoy, I will be sure to Remit you part of the money as Soon as I hear it is Shipt, none hear will be able to Sell against me because I have it without Commission, Mewburne must besure to get the freight as low as possible, pray let me know per first your thoughts of this, I have now money laying in Newcastle, if you would order any to be Send would draw upon them payle to you by the next post after it must be mentioned in the bills of loading to Sail wth Convoy because my Insurance will be made Soo, I would not have Mewburne to take any notice of it to Cousin Wilkinson I am Sure he may get the freight cheaper without his assistance, If you think fit will take all your lead & Remit you all or greatest part of the money when I hear it is Shipt, I think it will be much better for you than Selling it in Newcastle, when any is Shipt your Servant must let me know per next post that I may make Insurance, the bills I Send you Shall be at 2 usance payle in Newcastle, wch will be much better than in London, pray let me have a line per first opportunity, if you do not think fit to let me have any, must dispose of my money in Newcastle Some other way, am Sorry to hear of Sr Roger Beckwiths misfortune it is but what you expected yesterday 4 Expresses past through this place wth News that Gent was Capitulating the Antwerp News paper of this day Says that Gent was over & The French had left Bridges, I hope this will make all Commodities Rise, If you write to Mr Kelley he will let you know if any Ships are for this place it is very likely he may Send one himself
No date given so assumed same date as previous letter.

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