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Mr. Eaton, I pray you buy for me a pot of the best sort of chaw in Meaco, 2 Fairebowes and Arrowes, some half a dozen of Meaco guilt boxes square for to put in to bark and whatsoever they cost you I will be alsoe willing accountable for them.
Vale, yors. R. W.

--Letter of June 27, 1615 from Richard Wickham, the English East India Company's factor at Hirado in Japan, to the company's agent in Macao, which contains the first mention in English of tea.


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