Letter – John Blackett to Henry Witton – 12 Jul 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Jul 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Henry Witton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Henry Witton                                            Rotterdm the 12 July 1709

Sr	Since my last am favoured wth yours of the 18 June, by wch Sea you was offered 300 firkins for 13<sg>6 but Since has a letter from Mr Kelley that you had bought the said 300 firkins for 13 wch is very well, when R Seed was at the highest good Butter would have Given here 12 1/2 & 13gl but Since that Commodity is fallen Butter is come too f11gl though it is the opinion of most people here that 6 Weeks hence it will certainly give a good price, Butter is always at the cheapest this time of the year I hear there is a Ship loaden wth Butter at Stockton & great part of the loading cost 14 1/2 & 15 there was Never Such hopes of Butters rising as at present, I believe ours will cost nigh 13.6 before it is Shipt, I do here Inclosed Send you for my Acct a bill of £20 at Sight, when I hear what my part comes too Shall remit you, wth much ado has Sold your R Seed for £40 a last, must declare I never Saw Such Stuf in my life, I wonder Mr Sykes would put it aboard in that condition, the Men tells me it was all white wth Mould before came aboard, there is one Mr John Feild Mercht In Hull who I have been very much obliged too, I would beg the favour of you to let him have the Shipping of 150 or 200 firkins I do not question but you will find he will Serve us well as Mr Sykes

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