Letter – John Blackett to John Field – 6 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Sep 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Field
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr J Field                                                     Rotterdm  06 Sept 1709

Sr	I Recd yours of 20 July, am very Sorry my letter came too late to my friend or otherwise he writes would have Sent all the Butter to you, Mr Sikes Shipt it part in S Wood & part in <Bagwell> wch came Safe, I desire you to buy me 100 firkins of good New Butter & Send it per first Convoy, pray take care it is very good, would willingly allow a Man Something to taest Each firkin, Ship it in Some carefull Man but the Ship must not draw above 10 or 101/2 foot water, must tell the Master to lay before the head of Schiedam, & Shall be their my Self to tell him what must do, when hear you have brought Shall remit you, pray tell the Master to besure to lay before Schiedam, if you cannot Send it by the Ships wch are now in loading for this place & comes per first convoy would not have you to buy any, I am

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