Letters – Henry Witton to John Blacket – 29 Jun 1709

Document Type: Letters
Date: 29 Jun 1709
Correspondent: Henry Witton
Recipient: John Blacket
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 195
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	Wakefield June 29th 1709

Mr: John Blacket



Sr

Since my last from York I am favoured wth yours of the 18 and 28th June I write You from Yorke that had Bought 300 firkings of Butter at 13<s> p[er] firk[in] In 3/3 on Yours Mr: Kellys and my Accts Which I hope will turne to Good Money, You Write tht it begins to fall at youre place, If it Depends on the Greenland fishery I Doe think if Cannot fall much for <Sever.l> people Advices that the fishery Will be Nothing this Yeare for they have had Noe Werthere to fish in The Butter is Ready to be Sent to Hull Soe I hope the Ships Will Arrive Soone tht it May Not lye, Mr: Kelly Writ Me You Woud Give Me orders where I should Imburse My Selfe for Youre 1/3 Soe please in Youre Next to Advice, I am Glad the Seed is at Last Arrived Safe I hope Youre Next Will bring me accts of Sailes of it, I woundere it shoud Stinke Must have laid <Dank> In the Shipe, I observe you have Sould Some of the Cloth I wish it was all Dispose tht Wee Might Gett Oure Moneys, I am told the Leathere is <r>ise wth you the prices heare are Straight Bends 9<.> p[er] pound fore Bends 5<.> Calfe Skins 10<s>3/4 Upper Leather 6<.> P[er] pound If these prices Woud Doe anny thing Woud Willingly be Concerned In Apparel to Youre place Against Winter--
Incomplete letter and unsigned but from Wakefield and clearly in Henry Witton’s hand

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