Letter – John Blackett to John Wilkinson – 1 Feb 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Feb 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Wilkinson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Wilkinson                                                                                Ditto

Sr	I Recd your letter of the Jann we had a great frost for these 3 weeks, wch has put a Stop to all trade, Since the frost there has been no Sort of Merchandise, for as you know very well every thing is Sent from Town to Town in Boats, I See you designe to Send very little if any lead these 3/m when ever you Send any I hope you will not forget me I will take the coales as I writ you before, I do here inclosed Send you a bill of £80 drawn by John Gascoyne upon Benja Gascoyne 2 usance at 35 <B> 2 groat wch is f844:-  brokeridge f- 12 f844:12

though I have Remitted you the money yet ¼ part is not pay’d, it is very hard to get money as long as the frost continues

Exchange 2 usance 35 <B> 2 & 2 1/2 groot
No date given so assumed same date as previous letter.

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