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Here are set two of those Letters whereof Master Eldred speaketh; of which the first from Master Newbery at Ormus, to Master John Eldred and William Shales at Balsara; the 21st September, 1583
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All those commodities that I brought hither had been very well sold if this trouble had not chanced. You shall do well to send with all speed a messenger by land from Balsara to Aleppo for to certify of this mischance (although it cost thirty or forty crowns), for that we may be the sooner released and I shall be the better able to recover this again, which is now like to be lost.