Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 1 May 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 May 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Daniel Wigfall
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      May the 1st : 1674

Mr Wigfald.  

Yrs of the 16 Aprl came to hand wch I had Answd Erre this but that my occasions called me out of towne; I hope the providence is saifly Arived wth the Lead; She hath bene out in these Laite stormes where in sundry was lost; I have sent you the acct Inclosed and a bill of Exchange of Mr Geo Potts the <Grett Sayle> maker for £28=10s wch pray Recv and furnish my Cossen Briggs with what money she wants and I shall Ether ord[e]r it up; or Charge a bill upon mee and it shall be paid wth thanks; pray rem[em]ber me to her I have not tyme to writt this post; Lead hear 13£ p[er] foth[er] but Little sayle; <wt> wheat 7s per Bush[el]  Reed wheat 6s per Bush Rye 5s 8d per  Barlay 4s per Bu:  Otes 3s or 2s 6d as of  goodness; Coles 9s per Cha[ldron] We have such grett Raine that we cane gett No Coles; that some ships hath Lyen f[oth] three Lodings wch hath not formerly been knowne  Our wheat is very bad upon the ground – I writ In my former Letter that Mr Carr was to have 12d per ps fright  Not farther,

Ra Grey

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