Letter – John Blackett to William Leighton – 26 Jun 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jun 1711
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: William Leighton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Wm Leighton                                                Rotterdm  26 June 1711

Sr	Inclosed bill of Loading of 9 matts flax does not Question but will be good if had bought on the market must given more but bought of a friend Pray see the flax that comes in the Same Ship if you know the Prices will See the difference flax will be dearer The new Crop is partly Spoilt for want of rain , it will be short, have Sent by Kitchingman ½ ps Linnen & 12 handke but for the Silk could not perswade him however Shall engage Shall engage Some Master to take it Shall be adviseing advising the Prices of flax every post have drawn on you at 2 usance a bill to the order John Harley at <39..> for wch Credit you f660 if can Serve you Command

                                                                      J. Blackett

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