Letter – Edward Blackett to John Field – 22 Nov 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Nov 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Field
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir     									Novr. 22

      I perceive by yr Letr of the 19th that the lowest price of Red Port is £16.10 per hhead which comes to 5s.6d per Gallon which is the usual price you may have Port Wine for in any Tavern in Yorke, some time ago I had a hhead of Red Port from Mr Ald. Pawson of York & it contained 61 Gall and it cost me no more than £14.10.  I had likewise a hhead of White Lisbon which cost me £19.10  So I perceived Wine is much cheaper at York than at Hull and a little time ago I had a horse load of red Port from Nedd Gray and he charged me no more than than 5s.6d a Gall.  I was in hopes you might have delivered me wine at Yorke as cheap as I might have it from any Merct. In Yorke but I find you cannot, with my thanks to you for yr care in sending the seeds to Yorke I am 

      Sir yr obliged & humble Servt

Mr Jn. Field Mercht In Hull

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