Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Bludworth – 12 Sep 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Sep 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Thomas Bludworth
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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After my service presented, I hope erre this Mr Barnes is arrived with your Lead Oare [quantity] 34 Casks, <Nett> 161 10 11 as per your inclosed notte of pticulars, the M[aste]r and I did agre with 20s pr his fraite , but he repented at taking in of the ore except I would give 30s he would not take it in, I tould him I had writ the agreement and could give no more he must put him selfe in your curtessye, as  the rest cums in shall shipe it, we have but bad harvist wethere, Lead they <bye upe> for France and give £12:15s per fother and aquit rest before next weake it will be £13: this whats neadfull from Sr yours Ra: Grey  
assumed to be to Bludworth given earlier correspondence about buying lead ore

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