Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Partis – 16 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jun 1676
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Thomas Partis
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newcastle June the 16th 1676

Mr Partis

My last was of the 10 currant wherein my advice for you was to goe either to Amsterdam or Rotterdam if you goe not yourself pray send mine if to Amsterdam to Mr Wm Peacoke Junior Merchant his correspondant in London is Mr James Pickering & Mr Rionell Robinson who will assist you in shipping, for Rotterdam consign it to Mr Joseph Pannell it is now worth 7 Stivers & w[ill] save 1 ½ per[cen]t Custome I am sory of your great damage as to that I would have you stand upon the Custome & Law of England if your Merchants be Cross, I would pay them for their Tobacco as it cost in the Contry with six percent soe long as the[y] have been out of purse the owners had better take for the 2d per[cen]t costome saved will bring you & the owners of without loss, their saveing that costome will save a great deall damidge then really there is by one halfe I know by experience , you must be carefull for we see by your Eys, & take advice, as to your damidge we have had a long sute depending with Mr Taylor & Mr Barns about <Rayer Keas> damidge & we have Cost them upon prefering to take the goods abaiting the frate paying as it cost in the Contry & allow intrist for their mony this is a president for you to walk by; as for your ship I beleive if you Came down here with her you will reach £600 as Jno Watson Carpinter sayth if she be not much wormeaten ships sell well here. the same dementions will Cost £200 more then formerly; pray send me down a breviat of your acct in tow or 3 lines, that I may take my measures accordingly. this what needfull From

Ra: Grey
‘Rionell Robinson’ referred to in this letter is mentioned in previous letters of Ralph Grey, but with the forename given as Lionel or Leonard

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