Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 7 Mar 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Mar 1676
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: William Peacock
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newc March 7th (1675/6)

Mr Wm Peacock

My last the 3d of this Instant per post with the bills of Lading for 38 p[ieces] of Brandy & 3 tunns of Claritt & <Cou..de> Tradells account for the same. they cost the <Frieght> I have p[ai]d here Comes to 11:17:2¼ which pray add to the proceed for your government, the wind  is out of the way that he hath lain 8 dayes for a fair wind, I have shiped your fifty Kerseys & your lether in them a prohibited Com[modit]y which hath passed Newc[astle] & I hope will Shields what Kerseys or cloth comes to my hand upon your acc[ount] will shipp it of first shipps; I hope brandy will sell better with you than here & wine alsoe; the <rist> of the lading is consined to Mr Wrevelehen I doe not question your care for return at this time of the year, your hollands of all prices use to sell well provided it be well bought in & a master  that expert in <stealing> of custome whale bone <they like duty> if it pay duty shall not make sterling mony pray advise the price of Brandy & Grave Claritt with you my sonn Living with Mr Tradell might ship some for your port, the price of Virginia Tobacco with you This what needfull from Ra: Grey

send the price of <3 headed> Hemp <2 headed> Hemp pound flax best & Tow & of dry <spices> 
The port book records the ‘Loves Increase’ of Newcastle, Master Thomas White, Newcastle on 3rd March, carrying 50 kerseys to Rotterdam for Ralph Grey. There is no mention of leather. TNA E190/196/6

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