Letter – John Blackett to Henry Reay – 28 Dec 1708

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Dec 1708
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Henry Reay
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Reay                                                                               Rotterdm   28 Decembr 1708

Dear Sr		I have before me yours of the 3 Decemr am glad to hear that Robt Bulman is arrived, we are here afraid that Dodman is foundered at Sea, he Sailed Some days before Bulman God be thanked I Shipt no goods in him,  Last Week I went to Amsterdm & tooke Mrs Reays Napkin with me thinking to find the Same Sort, but could not find any thing like it, will take the Size & returne it first Ship wth the tapes & Baskett , Mrs Fromantle is very well, She desired me to give her Service to You, we did not onley drink your health once or twice but almost every Glass was Mr & Mrs Reays health, Mr Clarke where She Lodges was mighty Civil and gave me a very handsome Supper, he desire I would come to his house every day whilst I Stayd in towne, indeed my Stay was not long because I had nothing to do, but to waite upon the fair Lady, [struck out: ‘I must beg of you to give her Service to Mr Fennick’] She desired I would give her Service to Mr Fenwick & all other friends, bur particularly to your good family, if you do not contradict your orders will Send the papers per first Ship  I am

Iron potts & yetlings  f6 1/4

Battery  <f6.>

Canvas  23 3/4gl

Candle Weck  25gl

Coale  no price

Lead  21 ¼ <B>

Madder onberoofde  18 or 22gl

Common  10 or 14  in a Market day or two will be cheaper

Craps  24 or 30gl

Exchange  <35.. 3 or 4 groat>
forename not given but likely to have been Henry Reay, alderman and merchant (1671-1734), and in partnership with Matthew Featherstone

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