Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 21 Nov 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Nov 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: William Peacock
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newcastle: November the 21: 1674

Mr Peacock

Yours of the 20th currant came to hand since my since my [sic] last, here is arrived thre ships with rye from Colebrough two <Newchen Jalland> and Tho. Richison with rye from Roterdam two with <gould> rye from Riga and ½ <dozon> with ots which is sould to the meal makers for 2s 11d per bush[ell] : here is <sundrey> ships cumd with french rye and that its falen to 4s8d per bush and the best danske 5s the badnis of the wether doth hinder the countrey for coming in I perceve rye is with you at <12 og C> and att Hambrough 7 or C here is not at present one shipe that intends for Amstardam or otherwise should have sent your <160> ferkens of butter which at present may be bought at 22s per firken but there being opportunitys of [rising] shall <….> thare is sundrey ships cuming here to lode cols for your port they are sould for 12s per chald lead £13 per fother, you have ordred  Mr Shipherd of hambrough to consine to me 80 last p your account when <plese god> she arive shall use my utmost endevours to serve you in the sales praye writ me how all rules with you This whats neadfull from your sarvant Ra: Grey  

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