Letter – John Blackett to Robert Sutton – 2 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Dec 1710
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Robert Sutton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Robert Sutton                                  Rotterdam  the 2 Decmbr 1710

Sr	on the other Side Invoice of goods Shipd in the P Harrison who Sailed from here some days agoe flax continues dear & as writ you before will not be Cheaper before Christmass the country people want money about that time flax is always Cheaper latter end of Decbr & Janry have made inquiry about <Madr> tis the opinion of all people it will be dearer could not get any <arekil>, wich is made here at present not a barrel in town the light barrils Sent came from London but could not dispose of it here, my friend <kerk> desired me to Send them to newcastle & Shall be Contented wth wt you think they are worth if could give me orders to draw on your friend in London would be mch to your advantage the exchange has not been So high these 12 months 35<..> 8<..> & here are no colliars therefore cannot draw on newcastle, Rynb tow very Scarce & bad the extravaganly dear the Six Sent you are the best in the Ship not false packt haerlems tow none to be had there is not 20 matts made in a year have Sent 2 matts Right good Rotterd B tow

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