Letter – Ralph Grey to Randolph Richardson – 7 Apr 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Apr 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Randolph Richardson
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newc[astle] Aprill 7th 74

Mr Richerson

Sir Yours of the 2d curant came to hand for w[hi]ch I thanke you and for your advice of Hopps I had writ to you Erre this but the death of My Cossin Briggs prevented mee; I gave you Creditt upon the Lead Acct for £153 w[hi]ch is the ballance of our acct <In shoope> w[hi]ch pray send me A recait In full; and then that I may upon recit of that send send for a parcell upon the New Acct; pray be plesed to draw the Lead Acct Anew; and put the sume in this Last; that I may give it In your other trusteese Now when we are to give It In an Inventary to the Court; Lead hear is wth £13 per fother; Coles very scarce that ships must lye till thay be Load[ed] thay are Resin [risen] to 9s per chalder Noe More [at] present

R Grey
Roger Briggs’ inventory does not survive amongst the probate papers at Durham

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