Letter – John Blackett to John Wilkinson – 23 Nov 1708

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Nov 1708
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Wilkinson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Cousin Wilkinson                                                                Rotterdm  the 23 Novmbr 1708

Sr	Since my last none from you, I mighty glad to read in our written News from London that the lady Mary Fenwick was dead & that Sr Wm Blackett got £2000 per Annum by her death, I hope I Shall have this good News confirmed the next post by Some of my friends, it has been often reported She was dead, but now I wish it may be true  I do here inclosed Send you for your Acct 3 bills of Exchange on of £58 on Cuthbert Burton one of 48£ on Nathaniel Clayton & one of 45£ on Burdit Clayton, all at 2 usance, the Ships from Hull Newcast are Sailed last Saturday wth one Man of War, Some Says A Bosfield is left behind, I think he is as well here, they have had a contrary wind & bad weather ever since they Sailed, the London fleet Sailes wth 2 Men of War the first fair Wind, if Bosfield is left behind he will take that opportunity, lead is 21 <B/> I Sold yesterday 10 ps under wch I delivered 5 <gos S> & got 21 1/4 <B/> because it was Such a small quantity Mr <Povers> mistaken in telling me that Mr Allen had agreed wth the Custom house Officers, I have made inquiry & cannot hear any Such thing, Bolman told me Yesterday that All had paid f500gl for the false Entry & yet the Leaser will not discharge the Ship, but pretends to have f500 more for un loading at night & without order, all this is besides what he is to give to get the lead clear, I hope my Cousin is now better, Pray my Service to her & all friends

Exchange 2 usance 35 <B/> these bills I remit you at 38 <B/3> wch is f1596:16:8

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