Letters – Henry Witton to John Blackett – 23 Apr 1709

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Apr 1709
Correspondent: Henry Witton
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 195
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	Wakefield April 23rd 1709

Mr John Blacket


Since my last of the 16th has before me Yours of this date am Glad the Ships is arrived, Wallis I think is very unfortunate He having happened Soe many Misfortunes in this Voige but I hope this Will not be anny Great one to him on us – for you gave me Good incoridgment tht in two tyids he Woud get off, Soe I hope this will find the Goods in him and the other Ships Safe Delivered, which I wish A Good Market for has laid 4 Months Dead.  I am Sorry for the Scotch Fleate it wille be Verry hard wth Merchants In the Country, this Coast is Verry much troubled wth: Privateers tht scarce anny Ships dare Stirr On there is Not anny Care taken tht I hear In Sending Crusers after them, The Sharpnes of the the Nth: Wind that has been 5 days past Does Continue the price of Corne Deare, Rapes as I writ in my former that what is left in the ground its feared this Wind will Destroy I am Sr Yr

   Humbl Servnt   Hen: Witton

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To Mr Jno Blackett Merchant In Rotterdam 

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