Letter – Arthur Grey – 21 May 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 May 1675
Correspondent: Arthur Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      ditto the 21 : 1675

Sr  My Mast[e]r being out of towne : Mr younge having drawne of the brandy and measured it finding it should c[o]nt[ain] 58 Gall[ons] 3 quarts per <hhd> whears you mension in your letter that they should cnt 63 Gall p <hhd> since I have had the gager to gage them and […] [….] cnt no more but what the gall < p. ..> makes & complains that it is a kind of a mixt brandy and and [sic] hath a great deal of brimston in it and likewise that it is mixt with water he promised to paye the moneys upon demand and finding it prove so bad will not paye it but expects an abaitence thereof praye writ my mast[er] your ord[er]s as to that consarne  Rye at 3s2d per bush Coast corne  : best [Renish] at 4s6d per bush not else at present bu that I am for my Master Ra Grey Esq

Yours to command

Arthur Grey  
Arthur Grey, son of Robert Grey of Wark, Northumberland, was apprenticed to Ralph Grey in 1668

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