Letter – John Blackett to Robert Fenwick – 19 Feb 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Feb 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Robert Fenwick
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Robt Fenwick                                                                                Rotterdm  19 feby 1709

Sr	this is onely to acquaint you that the great Snows & hard frosts wch has been this year has Risen the prises of corn very considerably as you may See here under & it is the oppinion most people that it will yet be dearer

Exchange 35 <Bst?>                                     

lead 21 3/4                                                  

W. Wheat     180 & 200 Ggl

RD                150 & 170

Rye               112 & 124

barley             16 & 17£

Malt                17 & 20£

Oats                10 & 11£

Rape Seed      44 & 47£


Mr Joseph Atkinson

Mr Robt Shafto

Mr John Kelley, writ him the prices of corne as above, & desired him to Send the R Seed as Soon as possible, let me know the Ship & masters name that I may make Insurance accordingly
Letters also sent to Joseph Atkinson, Robert Shaftoe & John Kelley

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