Letter – Ralph Grey to Robert Thorowgood – 30 Dec 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Dec 1675
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Robert Thorowgood
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      NewCastle December the 30th (75)

Sr, Yours of the 24th Came to safe hand wherein you demand £40 of Samuell Holman who pretends to return it From Holland & Mr Woodraws Answer w[hi]ch you suppose will satisfie which Answer I never had but his promise to pay for my p[ar]t & what he owed when he came to Linn which that he seems he denyes which I can prove, I thank you for your Trouble your Brother Thomas is now over with his Grandfather when he comes home I shall acquaint him with what you write, as to the payment of any monyes & for your presence you mention in your Letter I doe not understand, except you look upon us as not faithfull to our trust imposed on us for he recd no benefitt by the death of his Bro. Roger which was left him by his father, with the consideration since his death he ought to have with the <writs> my Cousen Rec[eive]d of his, that Mr Bland doth account their will be above Eleven hundred pounds due to him, the trustees of his Father will not see him wronged, he intends per first shipps for holland  & will meet with a disapoyntment as to his affairs, & the settlement thereof Jno Port hath promised to take in 100 ps of Lead & 2<tt> of Potter Ore which I have writ for to Jno. Swinburn for, Ra: Milburn tells me sundry of your debtors are dead, & he is afraid may prove desperate but as you say well it is not my Concern this from James Emerson tells me that Mr Woodraw is owing £30 on your acc[ou]nt over & above the £200 of mine he wants mony for carrying on the works here being a dead[time] of trade

your friend

Ra: Grey
Recipient not stated, but appears to be the same correspondent as the Mr Thorowgood of the letter dated 18 Jan 1676

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