Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Lemon – 28 Aug 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Aug 1675
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Thomas Lemon
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Ditto ye 28: 1675

Mr Lemon

Sir yours I recd and acording to your desire here per Mr Youngs and Mr Cros sent yaw 50 p[iece]s of Lead the w[e]ight yow have in yawr accoumpt, as for yaur wine I have only disposed of 5 h[ogshea]ds at £32 per Tune and have as yet but recd the one halfe of the moneyes and doth not know when I shall rec[ei]ve the rest and without trusting I would not have got it ofe, as for your renish it is not as yeat sould you writ that it should hauld eighty Gall[ons] which cannot be for those Casks is never said to be mor then twenty Gall[ons], when sould shall give yew a parfit accounpt what it haulds not else at present but that I am Sir Yours to comand.

Ra. Grey

[Account on leaf facing letter:]

1675 Mr Thomas Lemon his accoumpt dbr       £  s  d

July 27 

To 35 Chald coles per Tho: Porter pr his

  Recait of Mr Lemon’s use                 14:00:00

August the 16

To 50 ps lead qt 65:3:14 at 12£10s p ft    39:04:06 3/4

To coperidge for the wine                  00:03:00

To portige & crainidge for the wine        00:03:04

To portidge & wherry hire for the lead     00:07:00

                                           55:14:04 3/4

<..> to ball[ance] the first accoump       01:17:=

                                           55:14:10 3/4

P Contra Credit

By 6 h[ogs]h[ead]s of wine Recd wherof 5

  of them is sour at £32 per tune as yeat 

  but halfe money Recd being               20:00:00

To ball[ance] this accoumpt                35:13:04 3/4

                                           55:13:04 3/4

For cash Resting per the former accompt    01:17:00

[struck out below:]

His acct credit

By 4 Hodgs Claritt wine and one of whit

  sold at £32 p tunn                       40:00:00

By 1 cask of Renish wine recd cont 72 gall

  Sold at £32 pr Tune                      09:04:06 

                                           49: 4: 6

To ball[ance] this accoumpt                 8: 5:11 1/4

                                           57:10: 5 1/4

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