Letter – Ralph Grey to Randolph Richardson – 21 Oct 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Oct 1676
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Randolph Richardson
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      October the 21st (1676)

Worthy Friend

Yours of the 17th Came to hand for which I thank for your Kindness to my sonne, for my Eldest sonne Mr Rudston writs me he is up in the Cuntry buying some quantyties of wine for Mons[ieu]r Tradell who saith he shall goe with him to Rotterdam since I fr[e]ighted the <Cheife> of Mr Wills from heare that I hope he will streight home for Wm I hope he hath gott a M[aste]r ere this pray per first send 2 Baggs of your best hopps, Mr Wilkinson is oweing me £14 overp[ai]d of the last Bills, which receive or give him a bill of me for thirty pounds & I shall discount with him lead at present at £10 5s per fother but little vent, Fish is dearer here I refused 56s per <c> I hope Coles will rise of price that our ships may have a trade this winter there are Cheape here 7s per Chalder all Coles is at Steaths none at pitts, that if they lye in as intended I hope we shall have a good trade next year

yours Ra: Grey 

for Mr Ra: Richisson

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