Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to William Ritchie – 6 Jun 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jun 1779
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: William Ritchie
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Messrs William Ritchie & Co   Merchants                                Newcas  6th June 1779

         Glasgow     North Britain


	I am favoured with your Letter of the 30th Ulto & observe the Contents.  The Owners of Closegate Glasshouse from me which I understand was sent to you & you may have more through the same channel.  We do not take any Charge about the Shipping; but least you should be put to any inconvenience by Delay I will send you Ten Casks by the first Opportunity; of which I shall advise you.  The Price is £13.10s.0d p Ton

                P.S  There is not at present any Vessel loading for your Port.          I am etc   JEB

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