Letter – John Blackett to Nicholas Ridley – 2 Jan 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jan 1711
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Ridley
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr N & R Ridley                                             Rotterdm  2 Jann 1711

Inclosed bill of loading & Invoice of goods per Tho Robothan for wch make you Dr f1049:10 the Master waites only for a Good Wind, flax will not be cheapr the reason is the country people are mistaken in their quantity Some 300 & Some 400 Stone less than immagined, another Reason the people here are now forced to heckle this country flax who before made use of East Country Rynsbr Tow f15, your corne have Sold for £13 1/2 Shall Send Acct per Next

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