Letter – Edward Blackett to John Blackett – 13 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Jack    								Sept 13

      I recd. yr <Sevrall>  Letrs. and I perceive we have got the Victory, but it cost us Very dear, for Such another would near Ruine our whole Army 

      I am just returned from Newcastle where I was for 10 days, so had time to speak to all the Mercts in Town that Trades to Rotterdam.  There was above 20 I invited to drink yr health att the Tavern, and they all promised me what business they had you should be employ’d by them which I gave them all thanks for, Mr Ald. Ridley told me he had already Emply’d you, Be sure you take very great care to give them all content, and buy the best & cheapest Goods that possibly you can when you have Occasion, and that will please them

      My Lead mines are good for nought, and I’m doubt will never mend, however I desired Mr Brummell to Ship you 140 pcs. And as long as I am able you may Expect that numbr. or the value every year for will much rather Straighten myselfe than you should want anything that’s in my power to give you, I order’d Mr Brummell that the Lead should not go without Convoy, & I hope it will arrive safe wch should be glad to hear, the Remaind’r of what lead I had I let yr friend Mr Fetherstone have, he told me he Design’d to Send part of it to you, I doubt it will come but to an indifferent markett, for my Coz Wilkinson told me it is but low in Holland, Farewell Dear Jack and believe me always most Affectly. Yrs  All here give you their kind remembrance with my Blessing to you 

      yr most Affect. Father

Mr Jno. Blackett Merchant  Rotterdam

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