Letter – John Blackett to Matthew Featherstone – 15 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Aug 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Featherstone
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Messrs Featherstone & Reay                             Rotterdam  15 August 1710


Last post advised you that had Shipt part of your goods in James Lidle Enclosing bill of loading & on the Other Side Invoice of 15 Matts flax Shipt as before the rest of the flax tow & candle week are ready I Shall Shipt them the first oppertunity wch will be in little time Shall Endeavour to get 10 Matts right Harlem Bossell Tow is also 5 or 600<lb> good Steel hemp have bought 23 matts swoll B: Tow butt will be 14 days before will be here J Lidle is Sailed in the brill onely awaiting for a good wind, has 2 English men of war for Convoy hope will be with you in short time & the goods prove to content I believe flax will not be Cheaper till after Christmas till that time the Country people brings little or no flax to markets there is but little old flax left the new will be fine but short

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