Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 1 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: William Peacock
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      April the 1st 1676

Mr Wm: Peacocke 

yours of the 31st March came to hand wherein I perceive you receivd the 38 p Brandy <well condeconed> the <Palrit .. .> the viniger that you have sould twenty three pc of them and per nixt you will give me an accompt of the sayle of the rest, I praye Remet moneys to your Corespondent in London and I shall charge bills from Hence upon the acct I <reend> for here is a dead trade for goods, and fishers are fitting against the next month for thare trade, I thank you for your Carrant shall order <our> shipps when god sends them from the west indyes for your port in my last I writ you I would ship your fifty peses Kerseys in Mr Thomas Richardson another ship hath rune hence on land and disabled him for his voadge they are now shipt aboard of Mr John Salmond of Whitby the freind adventure fifty Kerseys I was out of towne or else I should have ordered them to Pittes your corespondent there, for Thomas White <.end..> that he should oppen the packs and damnify the goods I am sorry he should be so undescreete , what Kerseys or skins come shall take the best care to ship them of per first shipps, I shall writ Mr Rudd yaur order as to the better dressing of the skins, if we could contrive here of your Herring <Caskes> for this port would turne to a good accoanpt here is a great quantity wanted here, but our fishermen hath not the art of salting and packing <Tell> your fishers this port lyes well for it and we might have partners sufficient this what neadfull from your humble servant

Ra. Grey

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