Letter – John Blackett to John Guinneys – 22 Mar 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Mar 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Guinneys
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr John Guinneys of Plymouth                                               Rotterdm the 22 March 1709

Sr	This is to acquaint you that I am now Settled in this place wth a designe to follow Merchandise, if I can Serve you in any thing please to Command, I have Severall times inquired after you of Masters of Ships & others, & now I hear you are Married, I wish you & your Lady Health, long life & all other happiness you can Selfs desire, we have had a very great frost this Winter the Maese has been froze over these two Months, the Ladys instead of Riding in the <Bonkjes> came all in their coatches upon the Maese, wch has not been done these 16 years, but God be thanked the frost is gone & our Rivers partly clear of Ice          I am 

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