Letter – John Blackett to Henry Witton – 28 Dec 1708

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

Sr	my very good friend Mr Kelley writ me the last post that he would be concerned wth you in a parcel of mixt & white Kerseys if you would grant me the Commission here, wch you freely concentd too, for wch I give you maney thanks, when ever you are pleased to favour me wth a Commission, Shall find that none will Serve you better or honester than I will doe, here under the prices though I cannot advise you to Send any at present, I will never Encourage anyone to Send goods when there is no prospect of advantage mixt Kerseys are mighty hard to be Sold, & Sometimes lays a year upon ones hands before they can meet wth a chapman

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Bags of 50ll  32 1/2 or 33gl

D[itt]o  46 or 47ll  f31 or 31 1/2gl

D[itt]o 42ll  f26 or 27gl

D[itt]o 36ll  f25 1/2gl

D[itt]o 30ll  f20 or 20 1/2gl

D[itt]o 24ll  f13 1/2 or 14 1/2gl

Whole kerseys  18 or 22gl

Small Cottons  f5 or 6gl <per grs>

Long <ditto>  9 or 9 1/2 <... per Ell>

Londn Stuffe 14 or 16gl

4 Lood Bays  34 1/2 or 31gl

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