Letters – Henry Witton to John Blackett – 30 Mar 1709

Document Type: Letters
Date: 30 Mar 1709
Correspondent: Henry Witton
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 195
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	Wakefield March 30th 1709

John Blacket


My last to you was of the 16th Instant Since has yours of the 29th, The Fleat did putt to Sea from Hull, but was forced back by Conterry winds and does lie there and I am afraid they will be, for Last past gave an Accnnt that their was an Embargo laid on All Ships In Harbour, Upon advice that a Squaderon was put to sea from Dunkirk, and it was Not Known wch way they Sailed, Soe I am afraid it’l be some time before it be Taken off, but Must have Patience, You’l Make Good money by yours and Mr Kelleys Seed, I am Sending ten Last for Hull wch I desire for your place, pleas to Give Me the price of Sole and uper Leather of <Sole> and of Calfe Shins and You’l Oblige Sr  Yr Hum: Servn

      Hen: Witton

Rape Seed 24<s> to 26<s> Per Last

[on verso:]

To Mr Jno Blackett Merchant In Rotterdam 

[in a different hand:] Recd the 14 April 1709 answrd ditto

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