Letter – John Blackett to Matthew Featherstone – 29 Mar 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Featherstone
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Messrs Featherstone & Reay                                                     Rotterdm the 29 March 1709

I Recd both yours of the 4 feby & 8 March, by the former See you had accepted my bill of £95, you may be assured I will forbear drawing on you on long as I can, Edmd . Quash is this day Safe arrived & designes to load for your place, I will Ship most or all your goods a board of him the fleet will Sail in 14 days, the corne contrary to all Expectations has recd no damidge by the frost (except Rape Seed) therefore flax will not be dearer as was thought I have bought for Mrs Reay the Tapes, thread & a basket wch will Send via Ed Quash & desire his care

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