7th August 1689

7th August 1689

From the Diary of Captain Thomas Ash:

 

“7th {August 1689]. Beef is now sold at three halfpence per pound, and butter three pence-a great alteration in a short space of time. [ Ash wrote on the 20th July that he paid 2s 6d for six ounces of butter] All things are now plenty in the city. The Englishmen are not suffered to come to the garrison, but lie in camp at the Wind-mill, lest they should take sickness.”