Letter – John Blackett to Matthew Featherstone – 11 Jul 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jul 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Featherstone
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Featherstone & Reay                             Rotterdm  11 July 1710

Messrs Featherstone & Reay

I Recd yours of the 6 June Inclosed bill of loading of 2 Matts Steel Hemp in Robotham it has been Shipt Some time, Should have Sent you Invoice before but was in hopes of getting Some Small Tow, but the Wind is come fair the Ships will Sail this day, for these 10 days or more we have had nothing but Raine if you have had the Same wth you am afraid the corne & Hay will Suffer much, the country people complains much of the New flax, the price is from 18 to 22, if this bad Weather continues will certainly be dearer

Exchange  34<B> 4<..2> usance

Lead  19 1/4 & 19 1/2 <B>

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