Letter – John Blackett to Matthew Featherstone – 2 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Dec 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Featherstone
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Featherstone & Reay                               Rotterdm  2 decemr 1710

	Make Dr for goods f2062:12

Since my last none from you, on the other Side Invoice of goods In P Harrison John Lilly & Richd Jefferson, they all Sailed last Thursday or Fryday, hope were so wise as stay for the Yarmouth Convoy wch Sailed Fryday last, but here is a report in Towne that the above mentioned Masters wth 12 or 14 more Sailed without Convoy, cannot write with any certainty, for tis but a report, but does not question but are all Safe arrived In Yarmouth Roads, flax continues <as dear> will not be cheapr till cold Weather begins, wch generally is about Christmas, the Country people wants money at that time and are obliged to Sell their flax, tis always cheapest about that time, if would have any bought when at cheapest please to advise me, Rynsbr Tow very ordinary & Extravagantly dear f15 <100/ll> have writ Severall to Swoll for the Tow I bought but cannot get an Answer, tis now dearer wch believe is the reason tis not Sent, Shall write againe to know the reason the last post Exchange was 35<..> & in ½ hour rises to 35<..> 6<..> this day was 35<..> 7<..> & hope will continue so, if you give me orders to draw on your friend in London will be much for your advantage at present, here are no Colliars therefore no Occasion for bills on Newcastle

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