Letter – John Blackett to John Kelly – 6 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 May 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Kelly
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr J Kelley                                                    Rotterdm  6 May 1710

Sr	I Recd yours of the 7 April, wth orders to Insure £300 on Goods in the Tho & Eliz William Oxley Mastr from Findhorn In Murray Frith to your place, on Receipt of yours I writ to Amsterdm but none of the Insurers will Insure any thing, because you do not write if the Ship was Sailed whenever you order any Insurance must always write wth letters of Such a date the Ship was not Sailed, this Evening Shall write againe to get the Insurance made if possible & acquaint you per Next post, have acquainted the Insurers that my orders came from Newcastle April 7 & does not believe the Said Ship was Sailed when you gave orders to Insure may be assured Shall do all that lays in my power to get Insurance made to Morrow, am really at a loss about this Insurance I believe the Ship was not Sailed when you writ me, but not being certain of it could not Ingage it to the Insurers for if by chance was Sailed before & by Misfortune taken, the Insurers would not pay one farthing, & could not answer it to you & the rest in England Shall write againe this Evening to Amsterdm
The insurance policy mentioned is filed with the original letter book, covering the ‘Thomas and Elizabeth’ skipper Wm Oxley

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