Letter – Ralph Grey – 20 Oct 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Oct 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newcastle October the 20: 1674


This at present is to aquaint you that I have shipt the fire stones in Mr William Dyes one of Mr George Peetts M[aste]rs he is to have 30s per tunne frait I would have pd hime heare but my man and he could not agree of the caridge for we would have pd him for 22 <tts> but he stands for 24 <tts>  I gave his men ten shill to drinke which they deserved for one hat swong his <backe> and another <grazed> his thigh besides two or thre <taibreses> of the shipe broke he curseth mee and tells me if he had knowen the trouble and mischeife would not have taken the men though I would have geven hime tenn pounds < p tts>. Lead 13£ pr Foth oare 7£ pr <tts> Corne reseth of price Rye 5s pr, wheat 7s Oates 2s4d prc bush

This what needful from your humble servant

Ra Grey

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