Letter – John Blackett to Matthew Featherstone – 12 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 May 1711
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Featherstone
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Messrs Featherstone & Reay                              Ditto

above Invoice & Inclosed bill of loading of one Matt Steel Hemp per Mich Burne who Sailes to Morrow Wind & Weather permitting wth the Scotch Fleet who is to See the Ships in Tinemouth hope will arrive Safe, have now Shipt for that place Some flax but none und 23 Stl all under is not of a very Good colour the Greatest Reason flax keeps So Dear the Scotch takes great quantities who Never took any till about these 12 Months

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