Letter – Ralph Grey – 10 Feb 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Feb 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      NewC[astle] Februry the 10th (73)


Yours of the 5th came safe to hand with the inclosed bill of exchange on Mr Joseph Hudleston at 16 days sight he will not underwrite the bill nor accept it, he shewed my man a letter that his Friend would returne the monyes which if perform’d he would pay, otherwise not, as for the lead we provided for you, if you have noe occasion shall free you of your bargaine, for there is noe demand of Lead, since the 31th of January everyone provided themselves I have treated with Masters but none will take under <2>s 6d per pigg which is dear considering the rate of coals at London all wait in expectation of peace, & then trade will revive not further but that I am Yours

Ralph Grey

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