Letter – John Blackett to John Wilkinson – 12 Nov 1708

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Nov 1708
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Wilkinson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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      Rotterdam 12 Novembr 1708

Cousin Wilkinson


I Recd yrs of the 22th Octobr by wch I perceive my Cousin is yet ill wch am mighty sorry to hear, this day the Lords of the Admiralty has given order that the Fleet shall sail next Thursday wind & weather permitting. The London fleet sails at the same time. They have 3 men of war with them as far as Orford Ness, & then one of the ships sees the London ships safe in the harbour & the other two sails Northwards. They say their orders are but to stay 4 or 5 days at Tinemouth Bar. Mr Pelsant told me 3 d agoe that he heard Mr All. made an agreement wth the Custom hous officers that seazed the lead on board Bulman, & that he was to give f 1500 gl to get it clear, but most people are of opinion that wth the charges it will cost f 2000gl. He must run a great many goods to get that loss againe. The last French letters brought news of a ship of his (or at least went in his name) was taken & brought up to Duynkerque. Mr pelsant says All & some Scotch people here bought her & sent her for Scotland for dry’d Sammon. She was but a little ship & cost not much money. Her cargo was onions. In 2 or 3 posts shall send you three or four bills upon merchts in Newcastle for goods I have bought for them. pray my service to my Cousin & sisters

Lead 21 <B/ fl>

Exchange 2 usance

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