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you the "New Zealand flax" you required and the [prepared?] I find considerably advanced in price.  I expect it will cost about 9c pr lb  I am almost afraid to purchase it.  If I can procure it I will send pr "Channel" 
What an advance the wines of "Spain" appear to have taken & the probable scarcity.
Brandy took an advance in our Market of 1/6 pr Gallon yesterday.
This troublesome [Baker?] "Holmes" delays taking his Maize away - I shipped on Saturday the Wine to Messrs Graham Lamb & Co
I remain
Yours faithfully
R Hutchinson

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