Letter – John Blackett to Ralph Reed – 26 Jun 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jun 1711
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Ralph Reed
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr R Reed                                                          Rottdm    26 June 1711

Sr	Inclosed bill of Loading for 100 Iron potts if was to buy them now must have given 7 Gilders was offered by one that must have Sold them again 6 7/8 but would not do any Such thing wn has bought them for my friend.  am Sorry could not get any master of a Ship to take a doz Claret for you wch could ingage any master wth you when comes to take a doz but that are generally So Stockt that always makes one accuse or other however Shall get Some or other to take them have drawn on you at 2 usance to the ordr of Mr Wm Hill £40 a 35<..> for wch Credit you f420 flax is Still dearer.  the new Crop being Spoilt for want of rain if am capable of Serving you Command    I am J.B.

Flax 24 to 26 Stl

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