Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 6 Mar 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Mar 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: George Potts
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newc[astle] March the 6: 73

Mr Geo Pott

Yours of the 28 Rec[eive]d: Mr Dye hath beene wth me and I did aquaint hym your order: to Load over sea Coles for france; w[hic]h he knowes I have Cole berne the best in towne; w[hi]ch he shall be Load wth or anny other you consigne; I hear nothing of your Brother Johnes as yett; I was with Mr Sayles who tells me the £120 will hardly pay the workmen & doe that w[hi]ch he is bound to doe to the shipe and to gett her rigged; wth other particulars to doe whatt needfull to the shipp; w[hi]ch he sath he hath given you an acct of; I furnish Mr Dye wth some cash to pay his carpenters to doe whatt needfull to the shipe, he sath she is soe Leakey he dare hardly venture over; he tould me he would put some Riders in to heur wch I advisd him aganst till he [hath] your order for the first voage will be <ath any 3> I do not hear of anny shipe Intends from this port for france; you may per Next order Mr Barnes to pay mee what monys you thanke Mr Dye your Brother Johnes or anny other shipe you send Hear for Oversea Coles; or the Cost will stande In nead of If Mr Barnes had p[ai]d me the moneys hear I had have sent you bill to Rec it at London; this what Neadfull for the present

Ra: Grey
‘Rider’ is a ship-building term for extra timbers added internally to strengthen the ship.

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