Letter – John Blackett to Nathaniel Clayton – 21 May 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 May 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Nathaniel Clayton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr N Clayton                                                                                Ditto

Sr	In Some time I have not had the favour of a line from you I hope Malls is arrived long agoe at your place, & does not question but will find the Canvas to Content, I have this day drawn on your Brother at Mr John Cottons in Cutlers Hall £39 :7 :1 at 34.9 for wch make you Credit f410:5 am Sorry the Exchange falls out So bad, but if you please to Inquire will find no higher was given than 34<B>9<..> & Severall bills was Sold at 81/2 <.> the Newcastle Ships are all arrived if you please to order any thing pray let me know per first post because afraid the Ships Should be gone here is great talke of a peace but I cannot think we Shall have one So Soon as most people Expects, if am Capabe of doing you any Service please to Command I am

Flax from f21 to 23Stl

Borst Tow f19

Rynsbr Tow 13gl please to let your brother know these prices

Paper London Arms 66Stl

fine Amsterdm Arms f4 1/4

pray acquaint your brother when I draw upon him for the remainder for what you are indebted to me to accept my bill, it may be Shall draw in a post or two if Exchange advances, but if it continues as it is will Stay 14 days to See if it will not rise Something, I always Stay as long as I can before I draw on my friends & then would have them have the advantage of the Exchange if it was possible
No date given so assumed same date as previous letter.

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