Letter – John Blackett to Nathaniel Clayton – 5 Apr 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Apr 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Nathaniel Clayton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr N Clayton                                                                        Rotterdm  5 April 1709

Sr	here above I Send you Invoice of 16 Bolts Canvas 8qts Bouselar & 6qts Hemlin Shipt on board the Jonathan Wm Mills Master wch I hope will prove to Content, you have likewise Inclosed bill of loading of the same, the Master is with his Ship at the Brile & Sails wth 2 Men of War for Yarmouth Roads per first fair Wind, we have had a very hard Winter all our Rivers was frose for Some Months that not one Ship could Saile In or out, there is great talks of a peace, but I cannot think we Shall have one So Soon as is expected, if your Wife wants any thing to be bought here please to Command me, I have Such Intrest wth most of the Masters that I know they will take care of what I give them, we have 2 or 3 Ships in loading for your place, pray acquaint your Brother Mr Alexius Clayton to accept my bill when I draw on him though it will not be yet this Month

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