Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 3 Jan 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jan 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Daniel Wigfall
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newcastel Jan ye 3 73

Mr Wigfall 

Yo[urs] of ye [lost] of December wch ye mel<>d acct and bill of exchange Came to hand I have placed ye bill to yo[ur] acct Currint; y[our] bill ondossed [endorsed] of Mr Roddom is accepted and wi[ll]bep[ai]d at day; if y[ou] can get bills for ye remander pray returne ye monnys, I thanke you for yo[ur] paines in delivering my letters to Mr Wharton; I cannot prevale, wth any m[aster]s shipps to take in Lead; Coles giveing soe great a prise at London; sundry ships heare is intened for Hollend; ye privateers hath taken a sswead loaden with wines for Scotland; and Caryed him to sealund; Capt Wetwange is come out of Scotland with ye Fleat and I beleve this Cole fleat Sayle of munday for London; under his Convoy when your freinds at Midlbrough or Amsterdam fines an opportuntye in freghting a shipe with Leead and Coles or other goods we shall come with you in it I hope leed will risse wth you we hearing yt there is great hopes of peeace wch god grant this wt needfull from y[our]s to Comand 

I wish yow a good new years Ra: Grey

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