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Mr W[illia]m Ward Newcastle 9ber [November]: the: 16th: 1676 Sir The 200 p[ie]ces Leed this day by mee Shipped aboard yo[u]r Vessell; when please God you arrive att London deliver to Mr Hum[phrey]: Willett and Company Merchants In London; noe more att present; onely pray observe the Order of M:B:
1. The Coastal Port Record book for Newcastle (National Archives Kew E190 196/8) record for 16 November 1676: ‘Ship name: Sam[uell]: of London; Master: W[illia]m Ward; Goods: xl  case glasse, xij  fothers and an half lead’. That weight would correspond to 200 pigs of cast weight 10 stone each.