Lancelot Hobson letter

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Address: Athens, Greece. To Mr John Wise, merchant, of London. '... tis some yeares since you have not been pleased to make reply unto divers addressed you'; urges that friends should make 'further tryall of trade heere since tis now ye most open scale of [text missing] whither are brought to be shipped all ye good of Morea & Thessally [text missing] might be purchase against English commodities ...'. Goods mentioned include corn, cheese, wool, valonia [acorns used for dyeing fabric and tanning leather], silk, wax, tin, pepper, Brazil wood, indigo, oils, soap, aniseed and buffalo hides.
Begun on 24 February 1685 written in one hand and completed in another hand on 18 April 1685; the second hand appears to be Hobson's own.


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