Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 20 Nov 1759

Document Type: Letters
Date: 20 Nov 1759
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/1
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To Sir Walter Blackett Bt in Brook Street					20 Nov 1759

Hon[our]ed Sir

Capt Hedley of this Place having lost his ship in the Baltick came from Gottenburgh in a swedish vessell the 6th inst he says <Sharet> was then there with five ships lying under the castle expecting an English fleet was in <pinsact> of him the Capt says he is satisfied he cannot have above 4 or 500 soldiers on board.   The price of grain at this market is as below    I am &c JR

Wheat fm 6s to 7s a Boll 2 Winch Bushals

Rye      4 to 4.6

Oats     2 to 2.6

Barley   3 to 4.0

Beans   4.6 to 5.0

Gray <Spears> 4.0 to 4.6

White <Spears> 5.6 to 6.6       

PS If the hams and heads are not shipd I have desire Mr Hall to send them hither.

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