Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 23 Jan 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Jan 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: William Hester
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      NewC[astle] Jan 23th 1673

Mr Hester

Yors I Recd: This at present is to aqua[i]nt you with the sad loss this towne hath sustend by the Last Storme; my sope is lost buy Cha Johnson; w[hi]ch if you had shipt According as you writ In October had bene saife hear but that Adds to my other great Losses; pray send 6 Barr[els] of the best Neat Sope per Abraham Dixson or some other good ships; I Lost Last yeare £1400 in [l]osses of ships but this year We know not all Losses for this storme thare is Lost: <9.> townes ships besids strangers Not further but that I am Your Humble Servant

Ra: Grey
According to Wikipedia, ‘neat soap’ is the soap precipitated from the boiled-up mixture of ingredients by adding salt.

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