Letter – Ralph Grey to Tradell – 4 Oct 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Oct 1676
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Tradell
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      NewC: october the 4th 1676

Monsieur Tradell

This is to Accompaney Mr Thomas Willes M[aster] of the Mary of NewC in whom I have shipt 300 p[iece]s of lead at 374t:2qt:14lb, our weight which sell of at price Currant likewise his Loading of Coals which is upon my sole Acct. I hope they will come to a good markett if they escape the privateers the Master is to lye with the shipp 20 lawfull working days I have subscribed for 25 tts which pray lett be of the best graves Claritt fifteen tt & ten tt of the best white wine let them be Choyse though I pay the dearer for them, if you gett present vent for lead & Coals I Question not but will produce more I promesd you should you should shipp the ball[ance]: of the Acct. he will want six tts of his loading send 3 ps of Prun’s one doz pounds of Prunellas some dryed pears one Bagg of Walnutts & one of Chestnutts & the Ball[ance] in wines I long to hear from you what is become of my son Ralph his Mother is in fear for him. this what needfull from your Servnt

Ra: Grey

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