Letter – John Blackett to Robert Fenwick – 4 Jan 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jan 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Robert Fenwick
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Fenwick                                                    Ditto

Sr	I Rced your kind letter & give you maney thanks for your kind wishes, I do not question but you have heard of Gent & Bridges being in Our hands wch has given Such a liveleness in the price of lead that Severall parcells has been Sold at 21 1/2 & 100 pcs at 21 3/4 <B> it is thought that lead [sic: coal?] will likewise advance though the price is now but f19, last Week I went to Waite upon Mrs Fromantle  She desired when I writ to give her Service to you  I am
No date given so assumed same date as previous letter. Unclear which of the Fenwicks the letter was addressed to, for both Nicholas and Robert were active merchants in Newcastle at the time. Robert was certainly dealing in leda with John Blackett’s father so he is given here as the likely recipient

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