Letter – John Blackett to Robert Shafto – 1 Jan 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jan 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Robert Shafto
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Robt Shafto                                                                              Ditto

Sr	I Recd your kind letter of the 19 Novembr by wch I perceive you had treated With Severall Masters about coming to this place wth coals indeed I was very glad to hear that none would Serve you at 12 and 13gl if you had Sent any you had certainly been a Looser, Coales was yesterday 181/2 or 18gl but having the news that Gent & Bridges are in our hands it is thought they will advance in price, this being New years day no Change is kept therefore cannot advise you the certain price, if any alteration is will acquaint you per next post, here under the price of corne pray let me know the price of Rape Seed at your place, at present one could make 43 or 44£ a last, if one can have that wch is good, I believe there will be good advantage to be had

Exchange  35<..> 3 a 4 groot

Lead  211/4 <.B / st>

Corne from hull & their abouts the last                                                          

White Wheat  140 oa160 gold Gl                          

Red    ditto      140 a 150 glgl                                 

Rie                  100 a 112  ditto                                

Barley             £16 a 17                                          

Malt                 £15 a 20                                         

Rape Seed        £42 a 44                                         

Oats                 £9 a 10                                            

Corne from London & their abouts the last

White Wheat  150 a 170 gold Gl                          

Red    ditto      140 a 160 glgl                                 

Rie                  106 a 116  ditto                                

Barley             £16 a 17                                          

Malt                 £14 a 17                                         

Rape Seed        £39 a 41 1/2                                         

Oats                 £8 a 9                                    
Letter states that it is New Year Day

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