Letter – John Blackett to John Kelly – 10 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Jun 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Kelly
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr John Kelley                                                    Rotterdm  10 June 1710

Sr	Since my last am favd wth yours of 16 & 19 May at the same post 3 Mails before being wanting, have done my Endeavoir to finish the Insurance of Oxley but cannot get any more than f2300 Insured, when Ever you order any further Insurance must advise if Sailed or not hope the Ship will arrive Safe, I perceive Mr Witton Says am Indebted to him about £ 300 I wonder he can tell you any Such thing, he has drawn on me £250 upon the Acct of the Wollen goods & upon my Word has not Recd So much in Cash, the White Kerseys are Sold but am afraid will turne to a bad Acct no paymt is so bad as the Wollen goods, if we get our money in 8 or 10 Months after the Goods are Sold think is Good paymt, if Mr Witton is at Wakefield would advise you to write him when he drew writ me to accept his bills & if money for the W goods was not in Cash Should take care to remit me money against the bills was due, in answer to his letter writ him that so much money was not in Cash & desired him to remit me £100 but have not heard from him Since onely his letter wch Inclosed in yours this Evening will write him what the W goods will amt too cannot tell, but you may be assured Shall part wth no money of his till I hear from you, tis true I have made him no Remittance for his part, but he has drawn £250 St (wch is paid) wch is the Same thing, on the other Side you have Invoice of 3 Matts R Tow & 5 M B Tow in Tho Robotham Mr Wilson Says as yet there is no demand for flax wth you wch is the reason has not Sent any per Next Ship wch believe will be about a Month hence will Ship for your & my Acct may hope then to get it Something cheaper

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