Letter – John Blackett to Robert Sutton – 6 Jan 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1711
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Robert Sutton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Robt Sutton                                              Rotterdm  6 Janry 1711

Sr	inclosed Send you invoice of goods in Robothan & Liddle am Sorry Harrison did not take better care of the wine as also of the Quick Silver had not given So many had not promised to deliver you the <pin> & quick Silver Safe everyone complains of him when any other Ship is here will find it difficult to get any goods flax is every market day dearer the Country men was mistaken in there Crop Somes had 200 others 300 Stone less than they imagined wch is one reason keeps So high in price another Reason no East Country flax comes the little townes hereabout used to heckle that Sort but none to be had but much take <uso> of use this <Contrey> if great demand comes it is my opinion that flax will Sarce & dearer before Easter, I wonder Should write me that never pd for the hogs heads whoever bought Madder for you before though did not Charge you for the empty hogshead has made it up Some way or other <Eighty> by the weight or price for tis the Custom here to pay for the empty hogheads & if you be placed to be Satisfied will Send note by a Sworn broaker

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