Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 30 May 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 May 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Daniel Wigfall
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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Newcastle May the 30th 1674

Mr Wigfald 

of the 21th currant came to hand where I see you payd my cousin Mrs Cath Briggs one hundred & thirty po[und]s wich I have given you credit for, I thanke you for your respects to hir; as for the fire stones for the Glasse furnace, I have bespoaken them & given coppayes of your Notte; soe I tell them those that will usse me best shall have my moneys; I hope wthin dayes to give you an acct of the concerne; as for your kelpe I p.sume its sould heare last P[ar]cill of 30s [per] ths I shall make a further inquirye; I pray let one of your servents pay unto Mr James Halsale or Mr Jo: Mathew at Mr Wandalls woollen draper at the naked boy in flets streat the sume of forty pounds for half yeares rent dew the 25th of Mearch the Michiellmus Rent I ordered Mr Emerson who tells me he <p[re]dicits> in full for the Rent of our Leed Mienes in forrest of Teassdale; Corne kepes its price Beanes 4s per bush[ell]: Grey Pees 4s4d Oats 3s Rye 5s6d wheat 7s Bearly 4s Malt 3s; Leead £13 per fother Coles 10s per Chald. This not further but that I am :  Ra Grey

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