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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       Newc Desembr 23 1673


Yours of the 20th currant wth the inclosed saife to hand for wch and oure great care in  our  concerns wch  are very much <ingaided> to you; I have sent the inclosed forward to Mr Wigfall my frend in London to  deliver the letters and to receve the accts from Mr Humphrey Wharton; Since my last Mr Robert Cooke wife is dead they say with greafe; for when she came for to risk into business; she found herself not in a condition to  pay above ?  part that  she loaned me; Mr Blacket hath a shipp arived out of france about the <pick> of his ould pinke; She is loaden with small wines; Wch is sould for  36S per  —- and  upwards brandy for 36 or 37 and new prunes 12S 6d per sent? when I receve a letter from Mr Worton shall give you an acct. this what Needfull.

R grey
A ‘pinke’ was the local name given to the versatile North Sea trading vessel based on the Dutch ‘fluyt’ & very popular with Tyneside shipbuilders, master mariners and merchants

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