Letter – John Blackett to John Kelly – 20 Nov 1708

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Nov 1708
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Kelly
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr J Kelley                                                                         Rotterdm 20 Novmbr 1708

Sr	this day I am favoured wth yrs of the 1 9ber your Stile, by wch I perceive you found the Acct of Bulmans Coales without Error & noted accordingly. I will do my endeavoir to Send you per this Convoy wch only waites for a fair wind, the Candle week you write for, but for the Shaving pleet will be impossible to get unless one was certain the fleet would Stay 5 or 6 days longer  pleet is made only in one place in Holland, before one can write thier & have it come per boate hit[h]er very likely the Ships may be gone, Coales a perfect drug when they begin to Sell will bring the price down to 171/2gl, the price & charges of tobacco you have below Rape Seed is high in price one could make at present if very good 40gl a last the best comes from hull, the charges are as I am told wth Commission <is> about 15gl a Last, if you think any thing is to be had will willingly take a Share wth you, but than must come by the next Convoy in any other Sort of Seed no proffit

Muder Onberoofde   171/2 a 20gl                      Tobacco   best 9:10:

Craps from   24:26 a 28gl                                     common Sort   5 1/2 or 6

Flax from   24 1/2 to 26 1/2gl                                  worst       -     4  or 4 1/2

Twine   2 or 3 <td> f19 100/<ll>                       1 <Stl> a <pondy>  charges

Canvas   23 ¾gl a Bolt

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