Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 20 Dec 1673

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Dec 1673
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: William Peacock
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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       Newc Desembr 20th 73

Mr Peacocke

Sr yors of the 13 currant came to saife hand wheare in yew take <notce of outs..>, of 200 pcs of leed at 11£ per Fo wch if 5s cheppr then we have but as to brake the custom of the towne thought yew gave extrayordnary we shall not doe it; if you please to have 2 or 3 C pcs at 11£ per fother of 21 c wights; I have bene trubelled wth the gout this 6 weakes; soe that I cannot goe abroad to waite of M[aisters] of shipps but if yow ordr Mr Wetwange who is employed in others concernes he may have the lead upon demand; as for cloves and nutmegs they are founde as cheape hear in towne; If thare be anny thing hear I can sarve yew in or anny frends of yrs in coles or lead or frighting a shipp for yew when I have got shot of my gout command 

Yr Sarvant  R G

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