Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 29 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: William Peacock
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      NewCastle Aprill the 29th1676

Mr Wm Peacocke 

yours of 28th curent came to hand but noe accts as you mention in your Letter, I perceive you have remitted £347 2s to Mr James Pickering & Mr Lionel Robinson <merchant> in London, I have Assigned over the s[ai]d bills to be p[ai]d to Mr Tho <Fermon mercer> in London I hope per the next to have your accnt & the ballance returnd to Mr Pickering or Mr Robinson who I have writt to this post, as to the Fishing trade if we <a Cooping> goe as that will our <ptners> with us we must have 2 small pinks one to goe <..> & another to come <north> hearings we are of that opinion that the Easteran seas will be best as to the Sweed or Dane for they write that give for new fresh hering 4 stivers per peice & the latter part of the year to this port, the next I intend to writ to Norridge & give you a furthr acct as to the Fishing Trade there is liberty Granted & noe duty imposed upon it hear, I perceive Mr Keats Last 50 Kerseys sent to Rotterdam you recd since Mr Keat hath sent noe more neither had I a Letter from him, my Cousen Briggs Cannot come to holland till he ended his accts with his brother and sister and <save> his estate which they have in there hands, he intends to board with you and learn book keeping and do you any service on your pack Chamber and when he hath Learned the Languish [language] he’ll take your advice as to put himselfe into a way of trade this whats neadfull from:

your servant Ra Gray

I writ to Mr Rudd but have had no answer

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