Letter – Ralph Grey – 2 Sep 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Sep 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Ditto the 22 1674

Sr I had answered yours longe er this but that I cannot prevail with any M[aste]rs that will be concerned in <them> to <trouble> in thes stones for the fire harths  I have bid twenty shill[ings] per <H> but it will not do and its unreessoneble, I praye if you can prevale in with sum M[aste]r of <S Lye> thare to take them in <heare> there is two fournaces for wich the Quary will baite nothing of nine pounds and if his wife had not made a foolish bargen which he would not stand too, he would not hath taken fourteen pounds. Lead is all bought up heare and sent for france 

Nought else but that I am yours Ra Grey

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