Letter – John Blackett to Nathaniel Clayton – 23 Nov 1708

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Nov 1708
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Nathaniel Clayton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr N Clayton                                                                     Rotterdm 23 Novmbr 1708

Sr	this is onely to acquaint you that I have this day drawn on you at 2 usance a bill of Exchange of £48 payable to Mr John Wilkinson or Order, the Ships for hull & Newcastle Sailed last Saturday wth one Man of War but Abraham Bosfield is left behind, I think he is as well here, they had contrary Winds ever Since they Sailed a bad weather the London fleet Sails wth 2 Men of War by the first fair Wind & then Bosfield will take that oppertunity, the Exchange to London is 35 <B:5 R> but to Newcastle always 2 <%/st?> less than to London,  So this bill is <35 B 3%> wch is f507:12 for wch I make you credit, please to tell your brother that I have drawn on him a bill at <2 usance> of 45£ payable to Mr Wilkinson or Order, I would have writ him but this will Save postidge I make him Credit <f475:17> at the Exchange as yours when you write please to Send the Acct of Mr Mores hook will Endeavoir to get what I possible can

Madder   Onberoofde 17 1/2 - 20 to 21gl

Craps  24 : 26 to 26gl

Flax  24 1/2 to 26 <Stl>

Twine  2 & 3 tde < f19 100/ >

Canvas  23 3/4gl a bolt

Tobacco best  8:9.or 10Stl>

Common Sort  5 1/2 or 6 1/2

worst  4 1/2 or 4 1/2 <Stl>

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