Letters – John Wilkinson to William Nephew – 23 Jul 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Jul 1680
Correspondent: John Wilkinson
Recipient: William Nephew
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Wm Nephew						Newcastle July 23rd 1680

      In my Ma[ster]s absence is comed to hand yours of the Instant the Contents whereof have well observed, and <gives> you many thankes for your care for my ma[ster]s concernes of wch I neede not mention any thing, being my Ma[ster] writt you ths last past the needfull concerneing itt, wch I hope are ths will be comed safe to your hands –

      as for the price of good new Butter tis sold now for 14.8 and noe likelyhood of its rising but rather decreasing for I myselfe have ths morning beene wth most of our Butter wifes and they sweare they thinke wth in <14/d> [14 days] twill be sold for 13.8, ths being the needfull att p[re]sent I kisse your hands & remaine for my ma[ster] Mich: Blackett

signed MB but clearly drafted by Wilkinson, his clerk

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