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Mr Wigfall this his at present is to intreat the faver from you as to pay to my coussin Ms Cathrine Briggs wht monys she hath occasion for to discharge her Scholdeing [schooling?] and other necsaryes w[hi]ch I hope will not eccede one hundred p[eices] of Lead accounts to shall remitt wth thanke. my Coussin is at hackny Scole but you will heare of hir at Mr Sayrs at the the golden Lyon in Aldergate Streat; my coussin Briggs b[e]ing sicke and weake desirs his sisters Company; there is soe much Ice in the River that ther is noe stiring for bots or shipes; next weake I intend to know mr Sandersons possitive ausurne [answer] and if he will not take in your Leed[,] Shipe it in some other good shipe; Leed is £13 per Fother Coles 8s and nuleed 9s challder this w[ha]t for present I rest Ra: Grey
It is undated, but from its position in the letter book must be from 15th, 16th or 17th March 1674. ‘Nuleed’ is coal newly delivered from the pit.