Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 22 Nov 1673

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Nov 1673
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: William Hester
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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       Newc November the 22 1673

Mr Haster

Hon Sir In my last letter which was yesterday I sent yow a bill of exchange upon George Potts since which Mr Moses Tring hath ben with me and I have paid hime forty five pounds and have heare incossed [inclosed?] sent yow his bill for ye value upon Mr George Potts; yr Maisters [shipmasters] have now <by land> from Scarbrough having lost his anchors and cables and could not bring the <ess…> away til he had this money to defray his charges about him and the  other  thurty pounds. Mr <Sayboale> and I understand he will want sixty pounds more yet besides coales and leed ores soe I have paid all this 75£ out in ready moneys, soe praye order me to receve same monys heare of to me that are in debted to you of our Neighbours; your last sope proves exceeding bad, we writt for best and best second two or 3 months agoe  but we have heard nothing form you though you writt you would shipp it next weeke after, heare is Mr Wm Pye Mstr of ye shipp Paul whome Mr Potts writt me should aprise himself to me but he pretends he hath an order to Ralph Johnson and so loads with hyme that not further but that I am  Yours to comand

Ralph Grey

Given Mr Platt out of the same.

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