Letter – John Blackett to John Kelly – 14 Oct 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Oct 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Kelly
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr John Kelly                                                     Rotterdam  14 october 1710

my father has not writ you to Ship me 100 ps lead wch is in his Cellar pray Ship it by first opportunity in Tho Robothan or Some other carefull master wth Convoy & let me know masters & Ships name in a post or two shall Send you the acct of white Carseys & shall let you know if has any money of H Witton in my hands & how much would have Sent Flax by Robothan but was very dear is at least 3 Stl fallen since left this place had orders from Mr Ridley but durst not buy any P Harrison Stays for new flax shall Ship 10 Matts for you & my acct here is great demand for R Tow tis Scarce & mean am glad we was not concerned in Rape Seed the price is here from £27 to 30£ the best, wth not great likelyhood of rising much we expect great quantity of corn from England am affraid many people will Lose by it bread falls every day as yet no Certain price of corn I am now a drinking your health wth Mr George Foster who tells me by this time you are married I wish you both all the happiness you can wish for your Selfs & believe Dear Sir to be 

your humble Servt John Blacket

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