Letter – John Blackett to John Kelly – 1 Jan 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jan 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Kelly
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr John Kelly                                                                     Ditto

Sr	my last to you was the 28 past Since have not been favoured wth yours yesterday we Recd the good news that Gent was Capitulating, & the Antwerp News paper of this day Says that Gent [Ghent] was over & the French had left Bridges [Bruges] wch had given Such a liveliness to corne, but particularly to Rape seed that it is advanced to 42 or 44£ if you can buy any wch is good at 17£ I will willingly have a part wth you, I hear there is now a Convoy at Tinemouth, if you could Send any by that Convoy it would turne to good accompt, or if you could Send any to Save the Convoy wch comes for the Duke of Malborough, I do not question but it will come to a good markett the price of corne Sent as above, if you buy any Seed let me know that I may Remit you the money & make Insurance, buy that wch is good & Rape <care> of the measure if you think any thing is to be had upon Seed at 171/2£ will take that Share wth you as will come to 200£ for my Name on <..> as you think fit, If I had any at present could make at least 45£ at <.....>they say it is higher
No date given so assumed same date as previous letter.

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