Letter – John Blackett to John Kelly – 5 Apr 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Apr 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Kelly
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr John Kelley                                                                  Ditto

Sr	Since my last none from you this is onely to Send accompt & bill of loading of 1 Matt Candle Week wch you ordered Some time agoe pray let me know whether this or the last proves best I bought them of two different men, Wm Mills Sails per first fair Wind wth 2 Men of war for Yarmouth Roades he has promised to take care of the <Iornlafe Tea> but the Mercht Tiles & paper is left behind  Ships are arrived from Hull but none that you are concerned Inn, there are about 9 or 10 Ships wch Stayed for the 2 English Men of War, these 3 came wth the Dutch Convoy, there is no danger of privateers, they say most of the Merchts wch was concerned in priveter lives at Lile this place being in our hands few or no Ships are fitted out of Duynkerque, I hope you have Shipt the Seed it keeps up in price the best Sort 50 & 51£ worst Sort 46£   I am 


Lead  22  <Bst?>

Taback best  8:9:10

Common Sort  5 1/2 & 7Stl

Worst Sort  4 & 4 1/2 Stl
No date given so assumed same date as previous letter.

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