Letter – Ralph Grey to John Allen – 17 Mar 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Mar 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: John Allen
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newc[astle] March the 17th 1673

Mr John Allen

I am sorry or your sad losse; as for the 13 pounds eight shill[ings] 9d it is Ready[,] Charge when you Will but for the other you meantion In your Letter I am Not free: for your unkle and I was discarsing of it; that I was noe way Concerned till the ship Came In heare to take In hur Loading of Coles wch I was willing to venture alonge wth you as I writ your unckle up to London; and If you come here shall venture two Loading to doe you a Curtissie; but when I mett wth your unckle I shall speake wth hime; and If you thinke I shall Contribute any thnge to your sad losse though not Concerned I Will; this not further for present but that I am 

Your R Grey
Mr Allen’s ‘sad loss’ referred to in this letter (for which Ralph Grey is denying any financial liability) was probably the loss of, or damage to, Allen’s ship referred to in Ralph Grey’s letter of 24 Feb 1674

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