Letter – John Blackett to Thomas Vazie – 11 Jun 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jun 1709
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Vazie
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Tho Vazie                                                Rotterdm  11 June 1709

Sr	here on the other Side you have Invoice of 2 qts linnen 1 qts laice & 1/2 baskett Spar Water for wch make you D[ebto]r f141:19, I designed to have Sent you 6 dozin of Spar Waters as you ordered but could not get them but must pay <7> Stl a <qts> & being I was to Send 6 dozin to Mr Whitefield thought it was better to buy a basket wch is cheaper & you can devide them betwixt you, I did not know if you would have Mr Whitefield know you Sent for any Spar Water therefore has writ him they are for Mr Tho Salkeld Mr Goddard nor Bosfield would take the Callicoes or Cloves they Said would take care of the linnen, but durst not meddle wth any thing that was Confiscable it would Indanger Their Ships, the bottles were all Sold for 24 Stl there has been none yet Sold higher you write me there was 100 dosin in 5 baskets but only 85 dozin & 4 bottles came out of the Ship there was not one dozin broak, I acquainted Mr Bosfield wth it, Indeed all the Cords was about the baskets therefore Cannot think the Men has taken them away, there was 5 large baskets & one not half So large where there was about 5 or 6 dozin Inn, Mr Boscastle told me they was the Same baskets you Sent aboad, but there must be a Mistake Somewhere, I hope the laice will prove to content, I brought it at a Great Shop wch will not Cut therefore was forced to take 9 ells they would not abate one farthing of f4:10 Bosfield went away very Suddenly, I had not time to measure the laice but tooke it upon their words, when you receive it let me know if there is the full mesure

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