Letter – Ralph Grey – 24 Feb 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Feb 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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Yours of 17th Curant; Mr Hudleston at Last hath p[ai]d the bill of £60 as for your 200 peics of Lead its Long since weaghead [weighed] of and La[i]d aside its goad to Shipe of for thare [is a] Cha[rge] for Lying in the Weaghouse; I was Speaking to Mr Wm Sanderson to take it in but he will bait [abate] Nothing of 12d per pigg; I nevrr Knew Les given when Coles was at £14 per xx; Write for I may have an answer before he Be ready he Intends bak for London and Loads Cloth for the East Contry; for Lead Oare thare is none to be sould; what was I bought for Sir Thos Blodworth which ws 6Hs and 6Hs more, I hope he will Lett hus have at the same price; w[hi]ch Is 6£ per H I have since p.fred [?proferred] Mr Whartons Steward £7 per H but he will not; Mr Whorton is now at London you buy it of hym bettir then I can buy it hear; as Lead is reasing to £12 10s per fo[ther]: heare Oare likewis hath ries; Coles heare are Ressen to 8s per Cha[lder] besides 12d Couston & 3d townes dews & 13s 4d for eight Cha[ders] Keelehyer, w[hi]ch eight Cha[lder] at London will make out 14 Ch[alder] I have knowne some Lake Ind rye make 15 & 16 Ch hear are sondry shipps hear Lost & Jo: Allen of London Run downe at see No more present

I am Yours   Ra Grey

My Cossen Briggs Expects bills for the 200 pcs p first
Sir Thomas Bloodworth (1620-1682) was a London merchant, Lord Mayor during the Great Fire of 1666

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