Letter – Ralph Grey – 14 Nov 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Nov 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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Honored friend, 

yours of the 3rd currant came to hand wherein I prceve you recd the acount of the <stons> and fraitt and I hope Mr Wm Pye hath d[elivere]d them to your friends, or now to  content he ingaged he would take a speciall care of them, and lead at 13£ per fother and bought up to send for Holland to bring home returns in rye wheat and oats wich continues at the price in my  last here is sundry ships arrived out of holand, here is expected both out of the east and france yeat I think rye will stop up these next we having a very bad harvist for forty miles around, lead ore is resen from six pounds to seven pounds ten shill[ings] and much desired Coles to 12s per Cha and if the Hollanders cum with a hundred sale of ships with two convoys they will be at 15s per Cha and must ly till candelmis day not further but that I am yours to comand 

Ra: Grey

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