Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Lemon – 15 Jun 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jun 1675
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Thomas Lemon
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      June the 15 : 1675

Mr Thomas Lemon

Yours of the 28 and the 5th came to hand wth your wines per Mr <Trackett> I prceve  you thinke your brandy sould too cheap I p[ro]test I did my utmost yeat Mr Jas Younge complains of it and hath not as yeat pd for it, pure <nayce> brandy at that time was sould at 3s6d per Gall which they acc[ou]nt 8d per gall better and for the Gage it was no mor nor what my man writ; for your wines I was bid 30£ per tun for it all which I would not take of Mr <Lynnell> Blagdon and Most hath tasted is one that hath bid for <2 brls> of the Clarett and one of white £32 but <then ..> leaves the renish and one hog of Clarit which is changed and will be fit for <carriage> for funerals, my Brother Ellison hath twenty tuns of wine consigned to him by Mr Poppell of burdeaux of the 2nd vinteadg which is extraordinary wines and he proferes for thirty six pounds per tun your Renish will not give so much as your whit if you has sent your <Rossell> wch younge would have given the auld price   Lead at present £12 10s per fother and coals 8s per Chald Rye danske 4s and Inglish 3s 3s6d or 3s4d  Beans 3s8d oats two shill if good  Barley 3s per bushl

This what needfull from  Yours to command

Ra: Grey 

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