Letter – Arthur Grey to Thomas Lemon – 8 Jun 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jun 1675
Correspondent: Arthur Grey
Recipient: Thomas Lemon
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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Mr Lemon

Sr in my Masters absence last weake I sent your accompt and prasing the book since I found a mistacke. I gave you an account in p[ar]t of a Last and a halfe of Rye sould at fourten pound the Last which in our booke is plast and sould at sextenpound per Last the error being carried on in the accompt will macke the ball[ance] but one pound seventeen still Sr your wine yeasterdaye came to safe hand and we have had sevarall <ventamors> tasting of it and thares never one of them that holds at £30 per <Tune [tun]> for it.  Beans resen to 3s8d per bush. Oats at 2s2d as in good <riy>  not else at present but that I am for my Master Ra. Grey Esq

Yours to command

Arthur Grey

Mr Thomas Leman is dbtr                              £ s  d

To 34 chall of coals 9s6d per chall                 16:03:00

To keel dues                                        01:19:01

To Custome of 34 chall at 8s per chall	              13:12:00

To Custome of 3 fother of Lead                      03:00:00

To entrys and post entrys for lead and coals        00:03:04

To the bill of store                                00:00:06

Cocket and <lights>                                 01:04:02

Coals that were left out                            00:03:04

Touns house duty for cols and lead                  00:17:10

Pd the M[aste]r his portage for lead and coals      00:18:00

Pd for car[ry]ing the lead aborde                   00:03:00

To 50 p[iece]s lead qt 57:3:21 at 12s10d per foth   34:10:04 1/2

To cash pd to laborars for the Rye                  00:04:00

Pd the laborars for the canvas                      00:00:08

Pd the <mellers> for the Rye                        00:01:03

Pd the Laborars for the Rosall                      00:01:00

2½ Gall brandy to fill up the <….>                  00:10:00

                                                    73:12:04 1/2 

per the other side Recd                             71:15:04

Resting to ball[ance] the accompt                   01:17:00 1/2

Mr Thomas Lemon per cash rcd

To 1 1/2 last of Rye recd and seald at £16 the last 24:00:00

To two bags of Canvis recd and sould at 9 1/2d the 

  yard containing 578 yards                         22:17:07

To the 12 cakes of Rosall Recd at 11:2:11 at

  9s per Cnt                                        05:04:05

To the two hodg[heads] of Brandy Recd conta[ing] 

  118 gall and sould at 13s4d per gall              19:13:04	


[A separate loose leaf copy of this account is found elsewhere in the volume, showing the following slight additions to the above, suggesting that Arthur had not included all relevant itemised expenditure, not least the merchants 2% commission on every item:]

To the porter for the lead                          00:03:00

To the mettors for the rye [1d more ie.:]           00:01:04

Pd the porters for the Brandy                       00:01:00

For crainidge                                       00:00:08

To Toll for the wine & Brandy canvis & Rofall & Rye 00:04:00

To my provision 2 per cent                          02:18:06

                             [Revised total:]       76:18:10

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