Letter – Ralph Grey – 29 Nov 1673

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Nov 1673
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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       Newc November th 29 1673


yours of the 15 currant came saife to hand I haveing beine sicke of the goute ever since the receit of yors; I trated by my man wth Mr Hill and Mr Cawood and other M[asters] about the caridge of lead; but cannot prevale coals soe grate a price; they will not undr double the raight and thare is noe such incuridgemente; I sould 2 parcles of lead this weeke for 11£ 5S and some dearer; I the perceave the Turkey fleet is not sayled soe I hope yew have yoused of our leed to a good acct; when we find a conveniencey we shall draw 100 £ or 20£ according to yor ordr and then to send us acct how its disposed of with the ballance; hear is noe newes hear but two great fleats of ships wch ar making all haste they can up; the priviteres hath taken James Shrive John Thorpe in whome I had goods my lord ships for me wth sundry others wanting wch the fleet can give noe acct of: Lead ore found at 6£ per Fo this noe further but that I am

Y S      Ra Grey

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