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Medieval Sourcebook:
Order for Sale of English Tin, 1248

March twenty-seventh. In the year of the Incarnation of the Lord 1248. I, Raymond Deners, confess and acknowledge to you, Raymond Bourgogne, my brother-in-law, that I have had and received from you an order of two hundred pounds in the mixed money now current in Marseilles, invested in fifty quintals and thirty-five pounds of tin, and in white hemp and in one pisa of English black tin, renouncing, etc. With that order I shall go, God willing, on the next voyage that I make to Acre, on the ship of Raymond Siegfried, which is called the St. Esprit.

Witnesses, etc.


From: L. Blancard, ed, Documents Inédits sur le Commerce de Marseille au Moyen Age, (Marseilles: Barlatier-Feissat, Pere et Fils, 1884 ), Vol. I, p. 350, reprinted in Roy C. Cave & Hebert H. Coulson, eds., A Source Book for Medieval Economic History, (Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Co., 1936; reprint ed., New York: Biblo & Tannen, 1965), p. 108

Scanned by Jerome S. Arkenberg, Cal. State Fullerton. The text has been modernized by Prof. Arkenberg.

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