Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 10 Feb 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Feb 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: George Potts
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newcastle February the 10th  (73/4)

Mr George Potts 

Yourse of the 5th Cuorant Recd, I perceive by Mr Sails it will be 3 weeks before he can be ready therefore my advice is have him load oversea coals for there is none of these shipps can goe, for theire coals are not for the market & coals gives a good value at hambrought [Hamburg] & soe doth Lead or any port beyond seas for the east, & he may head safe home or the Marchents of Hamb[urg] will fr[e]ight him home, there is noe incorridgement for London, Capt Whit who lost one of the best ships this Town had hath bougth Mr Churches ship & is for Hamb[urg] I sent Capt Alford your letter, but hear nothing from him, Mr Sails is for taking 150<£> up of Mr Bedford, & he tells me he hath writt you fully of it, I thank you for your News this w[ha]t needfull from Your Servant

Ra: Grey

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