Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 1 May 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 May 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: William Hester
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newcastle May the 1 1674

Mr Hester.  

Sr Mr John Hill hath beene out this last storme and hath lost some of his Ancker and Cables, hath lost a quant[it]ye of Coles over bord, lost his boute and is Come in heare; I thought it safe to get his brother Hen: Hill to <joine> with him in a New bond that this bill of exchange for ane £150 <..> should be p[ai]d fourth of June wch I send you heare inclosed; upon Mr Wm Nutt<..> Merchant in London; wchpray get it exepted; I thought it better to give a little longer tyme; to have his brothers ingainedment who sath he brought tallow for you and is well aquainted; if they bring Sr Wm Hockers bils of sixty pounds is to be allowed of or else I shall pay Mr Henrey Hill as is a rivell heare; I have pd Mr Wm Sanderson your bils of exchange for twenty foure pounds. I hope you will not faill to send the sope we ordered per the first if it be not already sent for we are in want: and I am unwillinge to buy of John Ary if I can helpet. This wt needful from Ra: Grey

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