Letter – Ralph Grey – 20 Feb 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Feb 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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Yors of the 14 came to hand: I have bene wth Mr Sherwood bought the : 6 Tunns of Oare; to gett brought In per first: wch he promised to write to his freind to Neclect No opertunity I desired hym for to make it 20 tunns bout he would not pretinding he Can have £7 per <H [probably cwt]> I have prevaled with hym to write to his freind to Lett you have 6H more at the same price: and for 8 Hs more he shall: at market price I desire to knowe whether to send it in Caske w[hi]ich you know is chargeable or to lay it on the bottom of the shippe: mak a balkhead and lay a saile over it & another under it – Ready lead are risen hear from £11 to 12:10s per fo[ther] I sould Mr Wigfall som 200 pieces at 11 per fo[ther]: Whartons steward I writ to who answered me he would not sell under £7s per <H> and now he will make make Noe price: I hear Bart: Ratcliffs Oare might have bene bought for baite of [to?] thirty shill[ing]s per binge; and now I hear Sr Wm Blackitt and he is agreed at 3<5s 36s> per binge; This towne had a great losse of Shipping with <12/mo 51> saile of thare best ships This not further bout that I am your 

Ra Grey

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