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M[esseu]rs Cha[rles] and Ja[mes] bankes Ditto [Newcastle 6 February 1677] Sirs My last to you was of the 3 p[re]sent To w[hi]ch referres you Since none from you Soe the less to Inlarge upon this beinge cheifely to second w[ha]t is above Written for fear of miscarriadge; and to desire yo[u]r speedy answer; after haveinge compared the above account w[i]th the Debitt side of that account you sent mee; the mistake will bee apparent; Soe that if you have 2 Billes RD1200: RD600: [RD: Rijksdaalder - Dutch, ‘national dollar’] each more then w[ha]t is above mentioned; pray send mee the pm. [see Notes] w[i]th his lett[e]r or lett[er]s of advice; I question nott butt yo[u]r answer here unto will satisfie mee; Soe Remaynes
The abbreviation ‘pm.’ is puzzling. The likeliest meaning, in the context of the letter is promissory note, although promise or payment is possible. It has only been seen in this letter, and in the one on 10 February to the same recipients.