Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Bludworth – 28 Aug 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Aug 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Thomas Bludworth
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newcastle Aug 28 : 74


I should erre this hath answered yours but that I have bene in west overland; Mr Barnes of London hath promissed to take 10 Tunn of your oarsin; he stands upon 20s per <H> p[ro]fitt; I could not p[re]vaile with Mr Sharp nore enny of your costers to tacke oare or Lead at 20s pr <Hs> pretending it spoules thare coles and will be at the bottom of thare ship; Lead heare is sould for £12:15s. I treated with M[istre]ss Bacon and proffered £12:10s for a persell but she would not take itt; the reason lead riseth hear is the badness of the wayes that they cannot gett it brought in : we have not had 4 faer days sence the 14 of July; the most of the hay is rotten and I am afraid the corne is laid that it will never risse but rot: We have tempestis  weather Beenes are sould hear 4s ore 4s6d and are like to rise  Mr Robt Barnes m[aste]r of the Darthmath of London hath bene with me and p[ro]missed to take the oare of munday next 

This what neadfull from Ra Grey
assumed to be to Bludworth given earlier correspondence about buying lead ore

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