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NewC[astle] Jan 30th 1673 Sr Yors of the 27 came to saife hand this day with the Inclosed Bill of Exchange for £145 06s on Mr Robt Ellison who hath promisd payment at day; w[hi]ch I Question Not; Mr Shaw hath paid the Eighty 5 pounds Seven shill[ings] 6d: but I hear nothing of makeing of It up £100; I wish you would order the shiping of yor Lead as sowne [soon] as possobly you Cann: I beleve It may be shipt for 1s:6d per pigg; thare is great Quantity bought up this day to be shipt For over[seas] that it is Retorn to £12 per fo[ther]: & stops thare; I was profered £12 for 1000 p[iece]s but I would sell noe more till I hear further; I perceive ther is great quantitys shipt for Hull, I thanke you for your severall carefull concerns: hear Is noe Newes hear but Losse of Ships and men of the scotesh co[a]st Yor News of the backe of your Letter was Exesptable [expectable]; and after our great Losis we may have opportunity of recovering: I wish Mr Pettet could make A speady End of Our Concrans [concerns] In France; for delays are dangerous as Affares Stand now: I hope Next will bring the olive branch of pice [peace] On a fare way to it thus. Not further but that I am yours R Grey
Robert Ellison, merchant, was named as an executor in James Briggs’ will of 1668.