Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 3 Apr 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Apr 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Daniel Wigfall
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newc[astle] Aprill the 3d 1674

Mr Wigfald

Yours of the 28th mrch came in due tyme; for w[hi]ch and your great care and paines and advice to my Cos[sin] Briggs I send you many thanks; and this poast I have write hur the death of hur mother; I Recd a letter Last post from hur; she Intre[a]ts you to pay Mr Sayers what moneys she have had of hime and then she will have the Lesse to Read; for I perceve she is not good at telling of money; I beseech you Lett her want for noe Money, and I shall order it up wth many thanks; I have treted wth 20 masters [of ships] and canot prevail with anny of them to take In the Lead at 12d per piece, I have sent for Mr W Carr who I have 1/8 p[ar]t of Master of the providence; I shall fall out with hym if he deny me; most ships hath taken fr[e]ight for beyond seas; excepting Casters who thinke it A troble: and stand at 1:6 per pigg; Lead now falls of price: heare to £12:10s per fother and Little vent hear; 2s:8d & 3s Benes Otes 2s:6d Barlay 3s:2d Rye 4s Bush[el] Wheat <3s> thare are sundry ships being fr[e]ighted Intends to come laden from Danks with Corne; not further but that I am Your Humble Servant

Ra Grey
The Providence is later mentioned in later letters, e.g. John Blackett to Ralph Hall – 11 Jun 1709

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