Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 13 Feb 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Feb 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: William Peacock
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      ditto the 13th (73)

Mr William Peacocke

Yours of the 7 currant came to safe hand with a Dane or Sweed for Amsterdam but here is none I can hear of at present, I shall make a dilligent Inquiry Lead sold hear at £12 per fother hid[e]s was here at 2s but rise to 2s 6d & bought up that they aske 3s, if you have a mind to deal that way that you think to make profit I shall imploy a bucher or 2 of my acquaintance will prove the best & cheapest therefore pray write your thoughts, the greatest profit that is got here as Hollands trade is by <barley> your great <blaky more> that will brew a hodg[shead] for a need; Mr Mallabar hath the Cheife trade & serves both Irland and Scottland, he sells now at 22d per £ <Thers> pound flax snout tow 3 head hemp, & god send peace shall send you further account this what needfull from your friend

Ralph Grey

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