Letter – John Blackett to Henry Witton – 12 Mar 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Mar 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Henry Witton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Henry Wilton                                                                    Rotterdm 12 feby March 1708/9

Sr	I Recd yours of the 9 feby yr Stile wth bills of loading of 7 packs & Samples of the Mixt Kersey last Sunday, we had 5 Mails delivered out all at once & has yet 2 Mails due, when the Ships arrives will dispose of the Goods to your most advantage, I wish the Mixt Kerseys had come before the frost, the Country people are now mostly provided, I perceive in No 2 you have Sent 10 ps  Small Kerseys I do not question but to give you good encouragement to send goods to this market, the Insurance is wth Convoy from Hull < qts > of the Ships where your goods is loaden are all good Ships & the masters used this trade maney Years but you know this month is always very Stormy, Indeed I cannot hear that maney privateers are at Sea but I fancy when the Ice is gone we Shall hear of Severall putting to Sea, therefore Shall waite your orders if Insurance must be made or not, Mr Sykes has given no more for freight than has been given all this War, [struck out: ‘Mr Kelley & my Self’]  Rape Seed is here 50£ though I cannot See any advantage <if> we must 20£

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