Letter – John Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 2 Dec 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Dec 1715
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      Newby 2 December 1715

Dr Brother 

there are shipt on board the John & Ann -  Tho Molton Mast[er] from Hull – Two hhds [hogsheads] of ale one for your Self the other for my father as you will see by the directions you must besure to see his hhd carefully put in to his Cellar assoon as the ale arrives

Inclosed you have two bills Each for one hundred pounds one drawn the 3d December at one month after date by Wm Kenton of Leeds on John Jeshmaker Mercht in London, the other drawn the 18 November by Charles Bo[u]cher of Rotterdm upon George Chabot at two months, you must mind this last bill is due the 4 January next, for their 15 9br is our 4th so mind there is no mistake, pray own the receipt of these bills, there are several boxes and trunks directed for you wch take care of, pr next shall write you in whom are shipt —

					Rotterdm 15 9br 1715 for £100 St[er]l[ing]

Mons[eu]r a deux usances il vous plaira payer par cette premiere de change a L’ordre de Mn Cornelis Van Son Cent livres Sterling valeur du dit lieux, que passers a conte de EB Suivant L’advis de monsieur  V[o]tre humbl Serviteur Charles Boucher

a Monsr George Chabot a Londres.     

Indorsed Cornelis Van Son to Richd Hey

      Leeds xbr 3d 1715 £100

One month after date please pay to Mr John Hey or order One hundred pounds value Recd as per advice from Sr your humbl Servt	Wm Kenton

To Mr John Jeshmaker Mercht in London  				

Indorsed in blank by John Hey
Neither correaspondent is named, but the context suggests itw as for Kitty, and possibly written on EB’s behalf by son John

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