Letter – John Blackett to Matthew Featherstone – 14 Oct 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Oct 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Featherstone
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Messrs Featherstone & Reay                               Rotterdam  14 October 1710

Gentlemen	Since my last am not favoured wth yours the two bills wch draw on you are both paid therefore desire you to accept them, have this day drawn a bill of £43 at usance to the order Thomas Frost at 35<..> for wch make upon Credit f451:10 could have bought bills this day for London at 2 usance for 34<..> 5<..> Same Sort of flax as Sent you per Robathan could buy now for 25 or 26 Stl & in a week or two shall buy it for one or two Stuiv: Lower P Harrison layes here in hopes to gett a full Ship assoon as flax is Cheaper & present no news from Spain here is a report that the Pretender designes to make another Landing in Schotland but cannot believe The French has any troop to Spare must beg of you not to accept this bill wch have this day drawn on you I hear from me & the money is paid have agreed wth the master that Should not be accepted till the money was paid here if I am capable of Serving you here command     I am your humble Servant

      John Blacket

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