Letters – Henry Witton to John Blackett – 23 Jul 1709

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Jul 1709
Correspondent: Henry Witton
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 195
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      Wakefeild July 23rd 1709

Mr John Blacket	


Since my last of the <6th> Instant I am faverd wth yours of the first & 23rd Currant—

By the former My looseing Acct:: of Rapes wth a bill on Mr Christ: Blacket for £20 wch I have sent to get presented, I <Observe> tht the Seed was in Very mean Condition but I fancy tht if you had Drest it Turned it pretty after it woud have Given More but Since its gon I must rest Content, I Observe the price of Butter Advances Ours is at Hull I wish you had Writ Sooner for then I woud have let Mr John Feild had the Shiping of Some of it But it was at Hull wch Mr Sykes Before your letter Came to hand, Mr Sykes Writ had promised part of the Butter to A Vessel and that had since Got Your order to put the adventure in one Bottom wch he Sayes Cannot be Done for Great part of the Fleate is laden, Soe Must be In two Ships. 

Coud Not You Agree to  With Some of your Burgers to run the Hazard of the High Duty for 12 st per firkin I have Known it Done, If coud woud <Save> A Great Deal of Charging By your Last I have a Bill for thirty pounds Upon Hull  wch I have Sent for Acceptance

    I am Sr  Yr Humble Servn 

     Hen: Witton

please to Forwed the Inclosed for was Left by the Shipe I hope you Sent the Former and Charge it to HW

[on verso:] To Mr John Blackett/ Merchant in Rotterdam

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