Letter – Edward Blackett to Richard Gowland – 5 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Richard Gowland
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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June 5

Mr Gowland

      I have tasted the three severall sorts of Wine you sent me, & I do think Mr [Ald[erman]] Thomsons is much the Worst of the three and for the other two they are both good wines but I think Mr Garforth’s is the better so I desire you’ll buy me a hogshead of that wine as for your selfe, I know they’ll sell it 3s Cheaper to you than to a Gentleman, & order it to be putt into Thorpes boat, I could wish you could see it out of the Cellar after you had chusd it, for I do not approve of trusting it with the Coopers in Cellar after ‘tis bought, for you know they may draw out & putt in what they please

      I must be at Newcastle the beginning of Augst & if there be any Fr[ench] wine shall gett a friend of mine who is in your way, that shall do you the same kindness, 

      I am your assured friend

[for] Mr Richd Gowland att B[orough]bridge

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