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FITCH, LETTER TO POORE, 25TH JANUARY, 1584
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Loving Friend, Master Poore, etc. Since my departure from Aleppo I have not written unto you any letters, by reason that

at Babylon I was sick of the flux, and, being sick, I went from thence for Balsara (which was twelve days’ journey down the river Tigris), where we had extreme hot weather (which was good for my disease), ill fare and worse lodging; by reason our boat was pestered1 with people.