Letter – Ralph Grey – 20 Dec 1673

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Dec 1673
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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       Newcastle Decbr th 20th 73


yours of the 9th curent came in due time I had answeerd or this but that I have been sick pray if you can remitt  us the balleince of the acct betwixt the 2 of february it being a reckoning day I perseive by yours that lead falls of price there being noo incouridgeement; the trade heir is driven by the Hambrough[er]s  Ostend[ers] Sweeds and others; who clear for Hambrough or Breame and gow for Amsterdam and Rotterdam and clear consederable by coals lead and butter , and if  you have any courespondence that way we would willingly joyne. in Mr Spencers days I couresponded wth Mr Frances <Dison> and I <peercve>  he is other wise ingaged, lead gives a good rate on the other <pde [produce]> Alderman Blackett hath sent 6000pcs he clears for Hambrough but they goe elswhere, if there be any concernes that i can serve you or any frinds of yours in coale lead or butter

RA Grey

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