Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Partis – 10 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Jun 1676
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Thomas Partis
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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Mr Partis

Yours of the 6 curent recd with an acct of your arrival in Brothers Letter to dover,& now your own to London, I perceive you intend to <unliver> you find you find [sic] the markett at London much Better than the Merchnts here you write not the price as it now rules, the last I had from holland was 7 Stivers, if the leaf be large & good my advice to you is to goe over, if you intend to buy a ship you may safe 1/3 part & be as good for your Trade if you goe to Norway you may save ½ in ½ in what it will cost you in England & gett her made free for £<1>00 this I leave to your serious thoughts as affairs rules now duble your price for Tobacco if you goe not yourself pray order myne to Mr Wm Peacock Jun[io]r Merchant in Amsterdam & to Mr Joseph Panell in Roterdam , what your are in disburse for the concern of 52 Hodgheads I shall order you uppe we lost last year above 3d per <lb> I made of other Tobacco I sent to Panell at Roterdam you have left 7 or 8 hodgheads behind you to <send with your dr. alson> 9 Ho[gshea]ds upon my acct & <4> per your <d.> in all 13 Hodg[ead]s.

I am sory you brought any goods home it had been better to sell them to loss than here you have taken care of my Coz Briggs alias Thorogood concern I perceive by your Brother you come down here & then we shall take your accts & consult about your Shipp which as above will be best in the King of Denmarks dominions or Stralsound their is Cheape ships but of that now at our meeting

Mention of tobaccos suggests the recipient ws Thomas Partis, tobacconist of Newcastle in the 1670s and 1680s. Stralsund is on Hanseatic town on the Baltic coast of Germany

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