Letter – Edward Blackett to John Blackett – 19 Jul 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jul 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Jacke                          							July 19

      I Recd. yrs of the 16 <a d > And my nephew Blacket happened to be at Newby at the same time who stay’d with me for one day   I shew’d part of your letter he promised me Sometime before, that as soon as  he was at Age you should have his whole business, and in the meantime he desired Mr Wilkinson what Lead he shippt for Rotterdam Should be to you, he told me there was an Acct. Standing out betwixt Correspondent and him, but as soon as it was adjusted he would solely Employ you and by the first fleet that went with Convoy to Rotterdam he would Consign to you a Considerable Quantity of Lead, always let me know the Quantity As also who Employs you, I had a lettr last post from Mr Fenwick, who the post before I desired when he had any business at Rotterdam that he would make use of you for his Factor,  his Answer was that he would not trouble you for any trifling business but whenever he traded there for any thing worth yr while you Should most Certainly to hear from him,  About Michaelmas I shall send you over 100 pcs Lead for yr own Use, if my mines were worth any thing Should send you a better Quantity, but they are  <   > at such an unreasonable cost that I design wholy to<throw> them up, for I must not <hazard> Ruining my Selfe to finance a mine to posterity, As for what news you write I have it by the very same post in Publick print, You may Depend upon it that we Shall most certainly have a Peace in a short time, and after Tournay is taken you’ll hear more of it in a very little time, for tis the opinion of all that the Fr: Dose not fight the Allies,  And that both money and Corn are so scarce in the French Nation that will force them to comply with the Allies Demands    with my Blessing to you I am  Yr most Affect. Father

For  Mr Jno. Blacket Merchant In Rotterdam

I design to be in Newcastle the latter end of August & shall See & thank all yr friends and let me know by next post who they are

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