Letter – Edward Blackett to John Van de Wall – 29 Aug 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Aug 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Van de Wall
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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[most of first 2-4 lines missing] for me, pray if they have not as yet done it, order then to doe

it as soon as possibly theycan, I desire you’l doe me the favour, to give them to any Master that belongs either to Hull or Newcastle, desire his Care of them, & let me know his name. I believe the Custom House Officers at either place will be very Civill upon my Acc[oun]t [struck out: ‘soe I doe not in the least fear their seizing of them’] however I would desire the Master to get them on shore privately if he can If you think their be the least danger I desire they may be made use of in Holland, & sent fool [full?] into England & then they are not Seizeable, with my

Most Humble Service to yourself & Lady desiring a Line upon receipt of this

[1-2 lines missing, possibly just the sign-off]


Myn He<er>

D Hr Jan Van Meel

Vroetschapvot Rotter[da]m
as in other letters ‘Van Meel’ here might be identified as the John ‘Van de Wall’ with whom John Blackett corresponded in 1710. Date lost, but between 26th and 31st August. 29th used here.

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