Letter – John Blackett to Nathaniel Clayton – 23 Aug 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Aug 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Nathaniel Clayton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr N Clayton                                                Ditto

Sr	last post I writ you that Just then I Recd yours of the 2d August & would Send your Goods in Robt North if the Ships Stayd but one day longer here above you have Invoice of 30 Bolts Canvas & Inclosed bill of loading Shipt in the providence Robt North, wch hope will prove to content, I perceive in the last Acct I had Set 22 3/4gl, but can assure you it was a mistake in the pen & must have been 23 3/4gl if you please Shall Send you a Note under the Mans hand I brought them off that I gave him 23 3/4gl or otherwise if you please to desire any friend to Inquire of him, his name is Hermanus Heemskerk liveing in the Newhaven Rotterdm am very glad the Wine proved good Please to acquaint your Brother that Rysbr & Bortl Tow are both mighty Scarce & hardly to be found, New flax they begin to pull there will be a great quantity though very little fine, Canvas is much dearer had much ado to get these 30 bolts at the price above, here is great talks of a peace & this day more than ever, Robt North went down the River Yesterday Morning but believe is not yet Sailed, Bosfield is here & will Saile in 3 or 4 Weeks time if not before
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