Letter – Ralph Grey to unknown Grey – 9 Jan 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jan 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: unknown Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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								New[castle] Jen[y] th 9 1673

Cousson Grey

	Yo[urs] of the 3d Curant Came to saife hand: Wherein I perceive yow Rec[eived] the bills Cha[rged] upon Mr Potts; and that yow wear wth hym and that he would not Under Write; in my Last I sent yow a bill Inclosed for 30 <s> charged by Mr Mossis Dringer and one bill for 6:15:6 p Mr Wm Alford; I doe wounder he doth doth [sic] not except the bill; being In amang all Ready moneys pd hear: wch at this tyme of the year is Scarce with Cole owners

      Incase he refuse to pay I must intreate yow to Repaire to my freind Sr Wm Hocker now Lord Mayor of London; who will advisse yow what is best to be done, and if accas[ion] be we will ceasse of the Coles for his Use and Areast the M[aste]rs for the overplus but this yow may keepe to yourselfe; and act accordingly as you find his dealing for I heard hear that he was a very rich man and had great Intrist in Shiping for his Custome did Straten myselfe; he hat one great flybote hear reparing wch will cost 200 pounds at Least – I have furnished hym wth monys but now shall stope and stay the shype for wt monys I have <> Mr Geo Sayle wch on[e] of these bills is for 40 [pounds]  ; for the West Cuntry bills I hope you will Re[ceive] in due tyme; pray writ per next post whether he will pay the monys or not; for then I will writ to Mr Lord Mayor and Sr Thomas Bladworth to assist yow; excuse this great truble: from Your frende Ra : Grey

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