Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 15 Jun 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jun 1675
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: William Hester
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      June the 15 1675

Mr Hestr

Sr yours of the 10 current came yo hand wherein I p[er]ceve you did serve of Henry Hill and since hat bene with your man and promiseth he will paye the monyes <und..y..pe> the bond which I have sent you heare inclosed it was due the 21 october. Let him paye consideracon for the time which the other of his brothers wanted with charges of Arrest and intrest till he entred the bond praye writ the receipt of it I thanke you for your care in sending the soape we are faling to retaile againe  <Hey> Hills destrayed me in the trayed not paying the monye according to expectation This what neadfull from yours to command 

Ra; Grey

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden Henry Hill his heires executors Adm[inistrato]rs or assignes, or any of them doe well and truly content and pay or cause to paid unto the above named Ralph Grey his  x x certaine Attorney Executors Admins or assignes the summe of sixty pounds of good and lawfull money of England at or befor the one and twentieth daye of October next ensewing the date of these presents which said summe is borrowed and taken upp for the use of the ship above bounden and the owners thereof without fraud or guile that then this obligation to be void or else to stand in force.

Henry Hill


Jo. Emerson

Jo Pickells
This letter relates to the bond that follows, of which the English part has been transcribed here. Henry Hill is named master of the ship Conquest of Hull, of Kingston upon Hull, in the latin section.

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