Letter – John Blackett to Robert Fenwick – 5 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 May 1711
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Robert Fenwick
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Robt Fenwick                                              Rotterdam  5 May 1711

      Since my last am not favoured wth yours This to advise you that have drawn this day a bill on you of £60 at 2 usance to Mr <Van der wall> or order at 34<..> 11<..> & wch is the <highest> the Exchange for wch make you Credit f628:10 hope <Barton> is wth you & goods prove to content flax is very Scarce Lead is Sold for 18 a <C> & lower <Carrot seed> will advance 1/3 or ½ at most these 4 or 5 month there’s little demand & never was holland So wet & Stokt wth as now many people are obliged to Sell to pay bills wch keeps the price down at present no news but may expect to hear some Shortly our army being marchd your Sons <are> wed, if Capable to Servd Command.

      the prince of Conti is dead of the Smallpox & the duke of Berry Sick of the Same, king Charles will Certainly be Chose King of the Romans & Consequently Emperour.

W Wheat  110 to 134 <ggl>

R Dt          100 to 132

Rye           90 to 105


malt           20 to 22£  Bigg 12 to 18£

Rape Seed   26 to 28£

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