Letter – Edward Blackett to Edward Gray – 4 Dec 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Dec 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Edward Gray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Mr Gray                 							Decr  4

      I perceive by a Lettr I received yesterday you have a parcell of strong red Port and that you can afford it for 5s . 6d per Gall so shall send for a horse load on Tuesday next, be sure you lett it be the very strongest you have, and if I like it well I shall afterwards send for some more of it With my Service to yr Selfe & Mrs Gray, and tell her my Servt that come for the Wine shall bring her a Pott of Brawn, it  never was in pickle so she must have pickle ready for it against it come on Tuesday morning.  Acqt me if you have any White Port White Lisbon and send what you can afford them   I sent for a Gallon lett him bring a pint bottle of Each in his basket & please get  the prices down to the dozen of the  Port Wine     I am yr Assrd friend & servt

Mr Edw. Gray 

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