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ELDRED, LETTER TO G.S., 14TH JULY, 1583
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Right Worshipful, My humble and hearty Commendations remembered; wishing your health and desiring

to hear of your prosperity, the which God increase and long continue, etc. My last to you was in Aleppo, the 29th of May; wherein I certified our arrival in the

Tiger and the determining of this voyage; how there was appointed to take at Aleppo, for the sum of two thousand pounds sterling, in Carsies1, Cloths, Tin and other Commodities; and with the same, Master Newbery, Ralph Fitch, Ralph Allen, William Skinner, William Shales and myself to go with the same goods to this place, there to leave two and part of the goods. At Balsara there leave two and part of the goods, and Master Newbery and Ralph Fitch to take for three or four hundred pounds sterling at Balsara of these goods and to go for the Indies.