Letter – Ralph Grey to Randolph Richardson – 20 Dec 1673

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Dec 1673
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Randolph Richardson
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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       Newc Desmbr the 20: 73

Mr Richardson

Yrs of the 9 currant came to saife hand wth the inclosed accts; for wch I thanke yew as allsoe my coussin Brigs; <..e with> 2 or 3000 pcs of lead <… yow> if thare wear anny incoradgment; but fright [freight] is great coles being soe hye wth yew; and lead by yor dealing; soe that for present must forbear I thanke yew for yor care in sending my sones lettr forward I had answered yors er this but that I am lambe of the goute; yew may please to ordr downe the ballance of the acct wth yr convenienccey; my cousen Briggs and I am indebted to you for your panes and trouble this wich need furder from yr humble servant Ra Grey

I wonder I heare not one word from my sonne this 3/mo and m[othe]r[?] 5/mo

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467