Letter – Joshua Straker to Isaac & John Wilkinson – 18 Dec 1790

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Dec 1790
Correspondent: Joshua Straker
Recipient: Isaac & John Wilkinson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Messrs Isaac & John Wilkinson                                                         Newcastle 18th Dec 1790


Gentlemn	I wrote to you on 3rd ins[tan]t to which I beg leave to refer you, since w[hi]ch Mr Blackett is favoured with yours of 4th ins[tan]t  _ The New Ship that I mentioned to you is now taking in her loading for Rotterdam & will sail in the course of next Week if the Wind should answer, I shall ship you 600 P[iece]s on board her & I shall send the weight of this & the other 600 P[iece]s as soon as the latter is Shipped _ The Name of the New Vessel is The Prince of Orange of Newcastle Captn Fothergill, I mention this in case you think it necessary to insure the Lead                                                                                            I am etc  J.S

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