Letter – John Blackett to John Kelly – 20 Aug 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Aug 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Kelly
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Kelley                                                      Ditto

Sr	I Recd yours of the 26 & 29 July by the former See Mr Whitefield had accepted my bill & that you had Sent it to Mr Witton wch is well I perceive Mr Whaley has writ a letter to his friends advising the price of barley & other corne, can assure you that all Sort of corne is mightly fallen here, & wth this fine Weather wch we have now will fall lower here under you have the price, can assure you does not know athing where we can get a penny, I Insured f2000 on our butter & 3 days after both Ships came Safe into our River Butter pays here at least 50 Stl a firkin duty but these 328 onely belonging to you Mr Witton & Self therefore agreed wth a man here to run it all for 26 Stl a firkin, & if taken by the Custom house Officers Should pay me for the butter, wch he did & has got it all Safe in his packhouse, am now in great haest but per next post Shall write you further I have got Insured on Wm Ruinsbeck for Bridges wth Convoy 2 3/4 & without 6 <pc?> tomorrow Shall have the police [ie.policy] from Amsterdm & next post advise you how much make you Dr I am
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