Letter – Ralph Grey to John Cawood – 22 May 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 May 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: John Cawood
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newcastle May the 22 1674

Mr Cawood,

Yours of the 16 curant came to saife hand wth a bill upon John Hunter of North Sheeles for £2 14s I sent my man downe wth the bill; but he perceived he wanted advice and would not pay; yesternight he came and p[ai]d the money; if he had don at first had saved my mans charge; I have sent you heare inclosed Mr <Arkhays> Rest for the glasse; the six pines was for carreing to the water side; and for the other <Cha> I am very much more in debt; as to your Kendnesses to my sonn I pray Remember me to your Brother and tell hym that coles is ressen hear to Tenn shill per Chald; If John and Henry Hill be at hull pray tell them from me they doe not Inform me wth <Misry> ; for Mr Hester writes me there frend Mr Nutt will not except thare Bill of Exchange for £152 soe that I musdt putt thare bond in suit; write me whether thay be wth you; or what part thare are <part> for; if doe not hear thare arg<ed> at London Rye 5s per Bush Beanes 3s4d barlay 4 Oates 3  Malt 3s wheat 7s Bush  Lead £13 per fother; French wines fallen to 24 <s Hs> prownes 12s  Not farther but <…>


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