Letter – Ralph Grey to Tradell – 22 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Tradell
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newcastle November the 22th 1675

Monseur Tradill 

For service to you presented I intreat your Care of my sonn that he improve his time; you & he desires to stay that he may gett such insight into Trade, that he manig it when he comes into Inglang. If he doe not improve in bookeepingg by seeing your acts; if their be any good keiper there that doth wach I would have improve himself to keep him Imploied in any Concern, which will keep him out of Idleness and bad company I have shipt aboard of the Loves Increase Mr Thos White M[as]ter 300 pcs of lead at 386c.1.14 which Cost her with Charges £240:8s:6d which ship more wine then I have subscribed for ¼ pt of the ship which will amount to 15 tts if their be need the Master hath 5tts spare, if Brandy fall of price considerable pray ship the overplus in brandy to help of this dear Brandy, for at 80 Cr[owns?] per H[ogs]head their will be loss & lead fallen to 29 <tye> noe Incoridge in price I reffer all to your manigement pray write me your Correspondent that if their be advantage by exchange monyes may doe better then goods this what to that concerns what you ship in wines let it be Choyse Grands Claritt though you pay the dearer for it, for if Choyse wine it will keep that wee gett our price between the new & the old not further but that I am

your humble servant

Ra: Gray

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