Letters – Henry Witton to John Blackett – 7 May 1709

Document Type: Letters
Date: 7 May 1709
Correspondent: Henry Witton
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 195
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	Wakefield May the 7th 1709

Mr: John Blacket


I am favd: wth: yours of the 7th instant. I perceive tht Great quantitys of Rapes Came over wth the last fleate and Wass Sold for A good price  Wee have lost the Stated Convoy that Was to Saile wth the fleate betwixt Hull and your place Soe Knows not When Cann Gett the Seed Sent, I Observe tht Woud Wallis and Huntington is Safe Arrived, ns I hope the Goods May be Safe in Your Custody, It Was a great Disapointment In Not Getting thm Sooner in the Year Over, but Must be Content, for we are verry Ill served by the Admeralty, ass to Our Convoy – I Doubt little hopes of a peace till the End of this  Campainge, and its Not Know If Shall have thn – Tho the Enimie is in Misserable Condition they have the other Br<u>sh, In hopes of better termes – The Duke and Lord Townsden is Gon Over Soe Makes us hope theirs Some proposills on foote – I Wish a happy peace tht Wee May have a better trade and More Moneys <Stirring> for is Verry Much Wanted hear I am Sr  Yr: Hume: Servn: 

      Hen: Witton

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To Mr Jno Blackett Merchant In Rotterdam 

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