Letters – John Bouman to John Blackett – 23 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Sep 1709
Correspondent: John Bouman
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 195
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	Amst<dm> the 23 Sep 1709

Mr John Blacket


      Yours of the 19 inst have recei[ve]d in time and would have been answered before now, iff had not been outt of Town till this morning, thn <loddiris ....>  I will dispose <to> heighest prices and as Soon Possible butt for the a <latchudnt we> can not Pass the <Custrim> being 5 pCt

      for the black even Silk  I do not Sell it my  Self butt buy Severall time for my frends in Engeland and <Rott..> itt is a <Soart> off a <mo..ye..s> which I can buy a <..> the qualitee off thn sample from 37 till 40 <Fl> per ell being a dutch ell broad—and there is some att 7 broad which tht can have from 33 till 36 Fl iff the Plase to send me the order—

      nothing will spared to observe yr: int[eres]t, and to buy as cheap as anny man, for reason I have great orders some time for that Commoditee—

      Conserning the larger wales on <Ribbetis> the feind petterns which is with the Prices I can procure the the same, So I will <Exspt> the order to buy what yo want, and in all I shall Endouver for yr most advantage as iff itt was for my self my Commission for being 1½ pC butt to plase to I shall do for 1 pCt in Expecting off yr commands I remain  Sr

      <Your> Humble Servant  John Bouman

Donot fail to tell me yr answer att winsday morning being I go owt of Town again within 3 or 4 days

[Written down the left-hand margin is:]

ye bottles 3 to a Stope are Sold here for £11 5 the hundert

ye <pints> 4 to a Stope   10 5 

if you have any to Sell if you had 2: or 3 doz: I will let you know what they will give <me> if you want to buy the price is as above Mentiond

[2 dark ribbed fabric samples labelled:] from 32 till 34 <F> p[er] dutch ell

[2 slightly diamond weave narrower pieces of dark fabric labelled:] 31 till 33,  30 att 32

[2 beige patterned samples labelled:] this you can have in black likewise at 30 till 32 Fl

[1 broad thin beige sample labelled:] 30 a 32

[on verso:]

To Mr Jno Blackett Merchant In Rotterdam 
Samples of cloth or ribbon are attached to the foot of the letter. An image of them is included in the PDF version of this letter, which can be found by following the piece reference link at the head of this letter

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