Letter – John Blackett to Henry Witton – 28 Jun 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Jun 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Henry Witton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Re Mr Henry Witton                                      Rotterdm  28 June 1709

Sr	Since my last I Recd yours of the 1 June, I See butter was Sold from 10 to 12s a firkin I had Some thoughts of ordering a Small quantity but wth this fine Weather it is mightly fallen here as likewise all Sort of Seed, we Expect in a little time to hear if the Greenland fishers has had a good year or not, there are Severall Sorts of Commodities wch hangs upon it, if they have not had a good year there will be money got by old butter if any is to be had wch pray inquire, the Hull fleet arrived Safe in this port last Wednesday, I have been aboard to See your R Seed but finds it mightly hot & all moulded it would have been much better if you had put it into Sacks, I believe Mr Sykes did his best, but it is put in a close place where no Air could come to it the Master ought to have put it in a place where they could have turned it, the Men tells me it was a little Mouldy when it came aboard, & the lighter Men wch brought it aboard told them it Stunck Sadly wch really it does, but if the Seed had been turned when Ships layd at Harridge would have done it much good, for these two days we have had nothing but raine but if it is fair to morrow Shall take it ashore & Sell it to your most advantage

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