Letters – Francis Bowes to William Blackett – 19 Jan 1676

Document Type: Letters
Date: 19 Jan 1676
Correspondent: Francis Bowes
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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Thornton Jan 19th 75


I understand you would returne me a £1000 or £1100 to London for 40d p Cent wch (I think) you will not be so unreasonable to take what ever the other penurious mony changers of the towne exact, you (I deeme) ax above such more than Jewish usurers. If you will take 25d (wch is 3d per L) I will gladly give it you for I am offered it so of Mr Thompson goldsmyth at York and have it pd at Lond upon sight. But for my mony is at Newcastle twill be more convenient to deal with yu. I begge answer by this Carrier Tho. Chapman, & remayne

      Your friend & servant

      	Fra Bowes
Sir Francis Bowes (1624-87) of Thornton Hall, near Darlington

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