Letters – Nicholas Burdon to John Blackett – 20 Jun 1713

Document Type: Letters
Date: 20 Jun 1713
Correspondent: Nicholas Burdon
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 195
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Mr: Jo: Blackett	so: Sheilds the 20th June 1713

I was the: other day discoursing wth: Jon: Dagnia and amongst other things there was 20 Tuns of Kilp sent <you> & his father <one> half of wch: was mine and upon wch: he produced me your accot: confirming the same but such an accot: I never see nor heard of for the charge in yr Custom and fees gild 68 2 stiv and the <weigh> money 99 19 more than either <zach Cluagh or Pelsant> and <Sister> charges for the same quanty wch: is 168 gillders more then ths ought to <have been> charged and it hath not be know that Kilp hath be sold at Rotterdam this 20 years Last past for Less then 28 gillders <per the same> now th<ese> are short of that price in the whole <259> gilder soe I hope yol give me Creditt for 427 gillders more: or allow me w: my first cost was 60: gilders <pr sight> after living 2 years net of my money: I beg your answer wether you  agree to one or other of these proposals before I be any further exposed:-- for I doe assure you I have a friend who will Lay my Case before Sr Edward Blackett for I will not suffer my self to be soe abused I know had a <better> I am not concerned wth  Mr: Dadgnia in any other matters <ansernig ths> but desire <only> I <may> have my 30<g disburst> for on half of the Kilp besides sight I am your <..> and servt

      Nicho: Burdon

Desire your answer to myself and direct p[er] Via Durham

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