Letter – John Blackett to John Feild – 29 Mar 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Feild
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr John Feild                                                                  Ditto

Sr	I Recd both yours of the 16 feby & 8 March, am Sorry you had So much trouble in Shiping my ale, This day Tho Procter Robt Hunter, Richd Ellis are all Safe arrived, wth the Dutch Convoy, I hope we Shall have the Rest of the Ships in one or two days, if they chance to get any Misfortune the Masters will be blamed for not Sailing wth the Dutch Man of War, when the Season is for Rape Seed pray acquaint me wth the price, I have a friend in Newcastle who will always be concerned wth me in any thing where there is a prospect of a penny to be got, I will Send you pr Raikes one pound of Bohea Tea & 6lb of Wafers no larger than that wch you Sealed your letter with Messrs Straalman & Sons has not Sent me bill of loading of the 50 piggs Lead wch makes me believe they will keep them for their own Acct, if it had happened would have writ them the lead was for my order & for my account, we have great talks of a peace but cannot think it is so nigh as people imagine but wishes wth all my heart that we may have an honourable & lasting peace & than I hope we Shall be Serviceble to one another
No date given so assumed same date as previous letter.

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