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Poser 306 - Letter to the Privy Council, 1620

This week's poser is taken from a letter of the Baillies of Anstruther to the Privy Council of Scotland, 1620 (National Records of Scotland PC10/12/35 page 12). It concerns a ship arriving in the Firth of Forth in July of the same year.

The hand is fairly regular. Note the use of the abbreviation for the word Lords, consisting of two diagonal lines and a double-l , looking something like this: / ll /. It first occurs in line 4. Also watch out for the letters thorn and yogh, ligature letters and interferences.

Passage of a letter from the Baillies of Anstruther to the Privy Council of Scotland, 1620 (National Records of Scotland PC10/12/35 page 12).

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This week's question: what was the ship's cargo and why was the crew anxious to land?

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Letter thorn
Letter yogh
Interference
Ligatured Letters
Phonetic spelling

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