Letter – John Blackett to Henry Witton – 29 Mar 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Henry Witton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Hen Witton                                                          Rotterdm  29 March 1709

Sr	Since my last I have Recd yours of the 2 March by wch I perceive you have Sent 4 last of Rape Seed for Hull, I wish it may come time enough to save the Fleet, but if it Should come too late it is not much matter, it is the opinion of alle here that the price will rather advance than fall, Mr Kelley has bought Some time agoe 14 or 16 last Each concerned ½ for 16£ if it comes Safe there will be a good penny got Thos Procter, Richard Ellis Robt Hunter are all arrived wth the Dutch Man of War but the rest Stay’d for the 2 English Men of War wch would Saile in 2 or 3 days after, if the Ships Should get any misfortune (wch God forbid ) the masters will be much blamed for not Sailing wth the Dutch Convoy      I am Sr

Lead 22 <Bst?>

Rape Seed from 46 to 50£

Exchange 35 <Bst?> & 1

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