Letter – John Blackett to James Morton – 28 May 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 May 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: James Morton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr James Morton                                                                       Ditto

Sr	I am favd wth yours of 29 April, I desired Mr Kelley to acquaint you that John Binks was arrived here is great talks of a peace wch has brought the price of Coales to Nothing in Comparison, the Sugar Bakers & Brewers will buy none will Stay a little & then Shall buy Coales for f13gl I wish could dispose of Bink’s loading for 15 1/2gl but am afraid Shall not make So much, am heartly Sorry you are Concerned in any Coales this Voyage, John Binks has Sent 5 boats from hellevoet Sluys wth Coales I will do my utmost Endeavoir to dispose of them because you know Lighter hire is very dear

Exchange 34:8

Lead 21 1/2
No date given so assumed same date as previous letter.

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