Letter – John Blackett to Henry Witton – 28 May 1709

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

Sr	Since my last am favd wth yours of the 7th Inst, I hope you have Sent your Seed to Hull, But must be Sure to give Mr Sykes Orders not to Ship it before he is assured the day when the Men of War are to Saile, it happened very well you did not Send the Seed by the last convoy, Indeed it was Sold to good proffit what ever was the fleet, but now I hope to make at least £84 or 86£ if it is but as good as the parcell Mr Kelley Shipt, wch is Safe arrived & Sold at £72, if I had but kept it but 2 or 3 days longer Should have made £80 but I thought that good proffit was got at that price, therefore would run no hassard, if you had time I think it would not be amiss if you put the Seed in Sacks, & it keeps it from heating & you have no Loss, but then the Master must put deal boards or a cloth under the Sacks afraid the rats Should make holes in the Sacks & the Seed run out, I have had one Customer for the White Kerseys he Says they are too high in price for him though I hope in little time to dispose of them, there has been like wise one to See the Mixt Kerseys but he Offered less than they cost you, No 5 I opened first & found 10 ps all Mouldy & So hot that one could not bear their hand upon them the rest are all well conditioned, they Say they have not been very dry when first packt up, & laying So long aboard has been the reason their Moulding & heating I have ordered a man to Air & brush them well, & than hopes they will not be much worse

Exchange to London 2 uso 34 & 8

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