Letter – Ralph Grey to Robert Thorowgood – 8 Aug 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Aug 1676
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Robert Thorowgood
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newastle: August the: 8: 1676

Mr Robert: Thorowgood

yours: of the first curant came to hand I hope <erre> this yow have found Mr Partis and recd an accoumpt of him as to your owne Concerne, he is Like to prove a knave as to mine he writs me that hath brought home per your acoumpt and mine sixty five hogsheads of tobacco and now he pretends you are Left in the Countrey. he confessed to Mr William <Argly> of Newcastle that he had brought in his ship 44 hogsheads of tobacco for my owne prof[it] accoumpt besids yours and Lance Lowthers <adventer>, which was mixt with Piggs goods per his owne letter att £3:6s per hog: cums to £214: 10s exc[luding] that which he pretends was to come in the: golden Lyon I ordered him to pay one hundred pounds and he present M[aste]r the ships <stock> pr 1/16 p[ar]t which he denyes to pay, and sath there will not be so much due to me, I want my 1/8 p[ar]t profit of two west india voadges and £240 pounds <Agle> advanced by: the: owners, I must intreat you to call him to accoumpt or geat him arrested att my suite for the: tobacco and profit of ship, he writs he sould the tobacco to Mr Wm: Barrett and <Cold>: Stevenson at 5d per <lb> which was you know without my order. pray take the manidgment of this upon you, this <Asises> Mr Bowes had a tryall against me for the : £100 which was found for him I was forced to pay him it with Charges Mr Baccon hath alowed me his p[ar]t I hop you will order Mr Beard to alow the same, John Swinburne Edward Robson with: Mr Baccon was yesterday in towne I will asure yoe I was not burnt outd but tould Swinburne and Robson they could not geat such <estates> faire delings they: stood upon ther vindication I tould them you would imploy others: they say the: <gras> wd hardley bere Changes I intend to <take> in my way as I go into Westmorland and at my returne, I hope you order Tempus Raine to seke your Brother: Thomas his acoumpt and the ninty four pounds which is a grat <Triall> to my wife

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