MRP: 20th August 1663, Letter from Gamaliel Nightingale to Sir GO, Aleppo

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20th August 1663, Letter from Gamaliel Nightingale to Sir GO, Aleppo

BL, Add. MS. XX,XXX, ff. 1-2

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04/12/11, CSG: Created page & pasted transcription to wiki

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Suggested links

See 13th May 1663, Letter from Gamaliel Nightingale & Mun Browne to Sir GO, Aleppo

See Gamaliel Nightingale will (Gamaliel Nightingale was consul of Aleppo, when he died at ganga in the province of Carrabogg, "in the Empire of Persia", in 1693)
See Daniel Pennington will

See Aleppo

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Right Worp:ll

S:r upon acco:t & Interest of my good ffreind M:r Dan:l Pennington[1] I make bold to pres:t my humble service to yo:r Worp:la & to offer my selfe to yo:s disposall & Commands wherein I may bee any ways capable

Its some tyme y:t M:r Pennington & my selfe have dived into á trade xxxx to yo:r place, & some parts more remote by y:e Jewes heere, by w:ch they have inriched themselves exceedingly, y:e Cheife Com:o w:ch I doo pceive them to Bring are granatts, a sort of stone, or beads of á small vallue w:ch are vented in Ittaly, M:r Swift[2] who takes this opportunity to Kisse yo:r Worp:s hands haveing seene of them here Can ?discribe them to yo:r worp:o y:e price which generall will yeild here is ?att 5: to ?7 ??poke of ??drams 400: or 2:11 b[£ s, written above numbers] English by w:ch yo:r Worp:s good Likeing shall come in w:th you & M:r Penington to w:t vallue may bee requisett.

This yeare all sorts Com:o of India sells Exceeding well Lahori:o Indico at present ?p [may be a dollar sign]160: Ryalls 9/9 ts pchado w:ch is about 130: Eng: lls but Quantyty being Come this yeare to Bussora may fall to ?p [may be a dollar sign] 140: In England tis fallen to 4:10 [may be s and d written above] pb:a. [this could be an abbreviation for “per pound”]

About 2: m:o since there was one xemetry Ross y:t ffled from hence who now by á lre writt mee from ?Brigatt [could be Rigdatt] tells intends for India, after many kindnesses assoured him here hee went á way in my debt ?$997:20 w:ch have made appeare before o:r Consull, I have requested M:r Swift to see w:t may bee done as to its recovery, your worp:s assistance therein I doo most earnestly request & shall ever esteeme myselfe oblidged for y.e favoure, wherein I may bee serviceable to your worp:d here please to Command.

Yo:r Worp:s most Humble:e serv:t
Gamaliel Nightinggale:e

Aleppo y:e 20:th August


  1. Daniel Pennington, London merchant
  2. John Swift, London merchant