Letter – John Blackett to John Kelly – 18 Jun 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jun 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Kelly
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr J Kelley                                                   Rotterdm  18 June 1709

Sr	my last to you was the 14 past Since am favoured wth yours of 31th May, I would not have you concerned as partner wth Mr Witton for the Seed he has, unless for a very reasonable rate we have had very fine Weather these 14 days, wch has occasioned the price of corne to fall considerably, as likewise Rape seed, & you will find when the Greenland Ships arrives this Commodity will fall much more, last post I Recd bill of loading at Thirty Eight quarters of R Seed Shipt by Mr Sykes for the Acct of Mr Witton am afraid Shall not make So much as did for ours, in my last did write you if would be concerned in butter to Send 200 firkins New at 13s and old at 91/2s I think have given the price of old too high unless it is very good 81/2 or most 9s is enough for old butter here is an friend of mine who has ordered a parcel of Butter at Stockton New at 13s & old at 8s & Says is very well assured Shall have it at that price, if you will not be concerned Send only 100 firkins, but pray load them in a Ship that comes wth convoy, the peace is wholly Broak off & yet coales does not advance lead is very low here & dear at your place Mr Wilkinson writes me he has Sold a great quantity 10<sg> dearer than did before the talke of peace, it is my opinion that it will certainly fall againe in little time

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