Letter – John Blackett to John Wilkinson – 30 Nov 1708

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Nov 1708
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: John Wilkinson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Cousin Wilkinson                                                                Rotterdm  30 Novmbr 1708

Sr	I Recd yours of the 8 past by wch I perceive you think Mr Allan was very much to blame to Speake to the broaker, can assure you it was true though I would not have you to take any notice of it, Robt Young is this day Safe arrived, I hear he has 1200 ps lead all for Mr Allan, I hope you will Some time think of me when oppertunity offers, the Greatest demand for lead is always in febry March & April & than I hope will give a better price,  Last Wednesday we Recd the Joyfull news that the D of Malborough had past the Scheld in a mist, put the Enemy to flight taken 3000 prisoners 1000 Wagons & all their baggage, we have likewise News of the Elector of Bavaria had raised the Siege of Brussells leaving 21qts Cannon & Morters 2000 dead all their Wounded & 600 prisoners,  the D of Mal & D Eugenius are now whole Masters of the field, therefore it is the opinion of most that Gent & Bridges will fall into our hands this Year, & than no question but lead will advance in price,  I am very much obliged to you that you will Remember me amongst the rest of your friends, you may be assured will always mind your interest as my own, am very Sorry Cousin Wilkinson continues yet ill, pray give my Service to her & Cousin Simpson & you will oblige 

Exchange   2 u[suance] 35 <B..4 <..>

Lead    21 <B/ 13?>

Coales   18 or 18 1/2gl it is thought upon this Victory they will rise

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