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Maarten Janssen, 2014-

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1536. Carta de Rodrigo de Espinosa para Arnao del Plano.

Autor(es) Rodrigo de Espinosa      
Destinatario(s) Arnao del Plano      
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Letter from Rodrigo de Espinosa to Arnao de Plano.

The author writes Arnao de Plano to inform him about the business they both are involved in. He tells him that he received a lot of clothes from France, and that he believes that the next fair will be very good and he will manage to send a lot of that clothes. He also tells the addressee about the prices, and he warns him that going to France is very diificult. He gives the addressee other information about debts and other matters.

In 1543, Arnao de Plano, a merchant from the region of the French Navarre (Bearne), brought a lawsuit against Rodrigo de Espinosa, a merchant from Pamplona very active in the Castilian markets, for the outstanding payment of a debt. In order to demonstrate the existence of the debt, Arnao de Plano presented various letters from Rodrigo de Espinosa, where this talked about the sums of money which he owed to the plaintiff. The analysis of the ledger of Arnao de Plano confirmed the accusation against Rodrigo de Espinosa, who was eventually arrested and condemned to pay 8000 ducats.

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