Letter – John Blackett to John Kelly – 28 May 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 May 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Kelly
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr John Kelley                                                                       Ditto

Since my last none from you, as I write you before coales are not to be Sold, I wish there was not So great a talke of peace wch is the reason the price is So low, I wish I had f15 1/2gl for Binks Loading but here are no buyers the Sugar Bakers & Brewers Says they Shall have Coales in little time for f13gl therefore will rather Stay, grainger comes every day to me to have a Lighter, there are no buyers therefore if Should Send a Lighter must pay 4 or 5gl day for the hire, but will take care he is clear in 15 days time, John Binks has Sent 5 boats wth Coales from hellevoet Sluys I will Sell them first because boate hire is very dear, if I had kept our Seed 3 or 4 days longer Should have made £80 I thought £72 was very well a good proffit got at that price therefore would run no hazard, pray let me know if there is any old butter the price as likewise of the new butter, am very Sorry must advise you that we Shall be forced to pay the 8 per C. for Insurance grainger & the Mate Signed a paper that they came wth convoy, but the Insurers will have them to Signe a paper that they came wth convoy & furnisht wth good Sailing orders from their Convoy wch they cannot doe grainger tells me he has order an old Sailing order wch he tooke Blyth but did not Saile in a Month after, I dare not offer this to the Insurers afraid they Should find it out & I being a young Mercht they would never believe me more therefore am forced to let it drop
No date given so assumed same date as previous letter.

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