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Letters – George Backhouse to Newton & Lyon – 15 Jan 1833

Messrs Newton Lyon & Co Liverpool Royal Arcade Newcastle on Tyne Jany 15th 1833 Gentm In the absence of Mr Johnson I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favour of yesterdays date covering two Bills value together Eight Hundred & Sixteen Pounds thirteen Shillings & Sixpence which sum is passed to the credit of you’re a/c with Thos W Beaumont Esqr I am Gentm Yr mo Obt Servt Geo Backhouse

Letters – George Backhouse to William Parker – 16 Jan 1833

Wm Parker Esqr Newcastle Jany 16th1833 Sir Mr Beaumonts agent at Blaydon writes me today, that on making up a/cs for the past year he finds a mistake of 2 – 0 – 2 /- in your parcel of Litharge (50 Casks) deld June last, that he has deducted 13 – 0 – 4 for Fare & ought to have deducted only 10 – 3 – 5 this makes a diff of £1 – 6 – 11 with which I debit your acct trusting you will approve of the same. I am Sir Yr mo Obt Servt Geo Backhouse P.S.

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 20 Jan 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman Chelsea Newcastle on Tyne Jany 20th 1833 Dear Sirs I duly received your lre of the 15th inst & have now the pleasure to inform you that the 300 p[iece]s Lead of which I advised you were of the best description of Refd Lead, which as no other house I believe can furnish, unless purchased of us, at Mr Keys request we shall ship you 300 p[iece]s more of the same description of Refd Lead in the course of this week of which you shall be duly advised , t

Diary – James Losh – 22 Jan 1833

I dined, as Recorder, at a sumptuous dinner given by the Master and Brethren of the Trinity House (The Trustees for a charitable Institution!). Mr. Bell, M.P., the Mayor, and all the Tory crew formed the dignitaries at this feast much in principle resembling a parish dinner - given out of the poor rates. I was nearly alone of the liberal party and the most studied attention and respect was paid me. Mr. Bell affected to speak in the most friendly and familiar manner (after having during the

Letter – John Bell to John Fonblanque – 23 Jan 1833

Sir, I duly recd. your former letter respecting certain enquiries to be made of Mr Isaac Hunter relating Mr Scotts claim on the Trustee under the will of Mr Hunters late Father & I have to apologise to you for not attending to it before I did, but we had for so long been kept busy by the preparations for the late contested election that it & some other things got out of mind that ought to have been attended to. I had however before the date of your letter of the 9th inst: sent your fo

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 31 Jan 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson Newcastle Jany 31st 1833 Dear Sirs on my return from the west this morng I found your letter of the 26th inst, and statement of Messrs Wm Thompson & Co which is correct, & credit them with £1226 –14s-3d paid Glyn & Co. Messrs Locke Blackett & Co applied to purchase this morng but declined at £ !3 & £13-10. I have not heard of any sales having been effected in this quarter since I last wrote. B Johnson

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 2 Feb 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Newcastle Feby 2nd 1833 Dear Sirs I duly receive your lre of the 31st inst & note your having paid to Glyn & Co for Mr Bts a/c with Batson Berry & Co £274 -5s 2d received from MessrsGrace & Freeman for which sum we give them credit, 300 f[othe]rs refined Lead shipped aboard the Esther for Messrs Grace & Freeman will leave this port on Monday next & I expect to ship 20 Casks of Litharge in ten days. Mr Keys a/c C

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Allport – 5 Feb 1833

Mr Jn Allport London WB Lead Office Newcastle Feby 5th 1833 Sir I will thank you to ship six Hogsheads of the best bone ashes, of the same fineness as the last parcel you sent, provided you can ship them by one of our traders in a week from this date, & advise by return of post to that effect. Your Obt Servt BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 5 Feb 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman Newcastle on Tyne Feby 5th 1833 Dear Sirs The above are shipped on board the Esther Capt Garbutt who sails tomorrow, and are part of the 3000 p[iece]s you purchased of Mr Key. We shall ship 300 p[iece]s more next week and 20 Casks of Litharge. I am Dr Sirs YrMo Obdt Servt Benj Johnson (with Invoice of 300 frs)

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 5 Feb 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Newcastle Feby 5th 1833 Dear Sirs I have duly recd your lre of the 1st inst advising of your having recd Two Thousand Pounds from Mr Thos Key on Mr Beaumonts a/c, and paid the same to his credit with Batson Berry & Co at Glyns & Co. The Hudgill Co have sold 3000 p[iece]s at £ 13. I have not heard of any other sales. I am Dr Sirs Yr mo Obdt Servt Benjm Johnson

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 5 Feb 1833

Thos Key Esq London Newcastle on Tyne Feby 5th 1833 My dear Sir Mr Brakenridge informs me he has not received the Lead pipes wanted at Bretton Hall of which I advised you under date of Decr 29th. Will you be so good as to write to him & explain why they have not been sent. Mr Hodgson in his last lre states that you are prevented closing your lead a/c of last year, wanting the river charges here. The Keel dues are 21s/ pr Keel of 300 p[ieces]scharged to us

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Locke & Blackett – 6 Feb 1833

Cleveland Ho 6th Feby 1833 Sirs In reply to you inquiry just received for my price of Refined Lead, I am willing to dispose of two Marks ad of Refd Lead at the same price I last sold, viz £13 pr Stockton fodder payment by Bill at 3 Mos. Waiting your reply I remain Sirs Yr Obt Servt To Messrs Lock Blackett & Co Cleveland

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Campbell & Co – 7 Feb 1833

Messrs Campbell & Co WB Lead office Feby 7th 1833 Sirs Present price of WB Lead Refined £13 – 10s Common & Slag £13 per Fodder In the proportion of 1/3 refined 2/3 comm including the Slag. Litharge £14 – 10s pr Ton Delivered at the works at Blaydon at six months credit from date of sale. The above are the prices of the day I am Sirs Yr mo obt Servt Benj Johnson

Letter – Henry Beaumont to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 8 Feb 1833

My dear Wentworth I was just on the move from Bedale, when I received your letter, the advice which it contained I really thank you very much for. – You stated that you would have 30, or 40,000£ ready in May if I wished to accept it. I must thank you for your kind offer and will accept 30,000£ and will leave the 20,000£ in your hands for the current year, after which time I should wish to be able to call upon you for any portion of it (as might be convenient to me), on six months no

Letters – George Backhouse to Storr & Mortimer – 11 Feb 1833

Feby 11/33 Gentm This day I forward you per Jackson & Co a piece of fine Silver containing 1434 Ozs with the value of which at your best price will thank you to credit the Acco of TWBeaumont Esq & advise as usual. Your acknowledgement of Rect of a piece of silver sent you on the 29 Ulto is wanting. I am Sir Messrs Storr & Mortimer GB

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 16 Feb 1833

Feby 16th 1833 Messrs Finlay & Hodgson I duly received your letters of the 10th& 11th Inst. I now have your own bankers A/c up to the close of the year. I have requested them to send you a Monthly A/c in future. [?]rw are already in possession of my cash A/cs up to the end of Jany. I also send a prospective acct of Receipts & Payments up to the end of Octr next & a prospective Lead A/c to the end of May by which time the 10,000 Bings smelted by the Hudgill Co wi

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Isaac Cookson – 20 Feb 1833

WB Lead Office 20nFeby 1833 Dear Sir On looking over our stock of lead at Blaydon I find we cannot at present spare more than 1000 p[iece]s of Common Lead - and in offering that qty to Mr Thompson I am now deviating from our usual mode of Sales & must not be considered as a president for future Sales. The price for 1000 p[iece]s including one thenth slag will be £13 Six Mos Credit from date of Contract or 21/2 p Cent for Cash I am Sir BJ Is Cookson Esqr

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to R Blackbird – 20 Feb 1833

Dear Sir Feby 20 / 33 Our present price of Refined Lead is £13-10/- delivd from our works at Blaydon. Six months credit from the date of contract or 21/2 percent disc for cash. Yrs Sir BJ R Blackbird Esq

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 20 Feb 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co Feby 20 / 33 Dear Sirs, I have an application from Mr Aldm Thompsons’s agent at this place to purchase 2000 p[iece]s Common Lead and altho’ I should at any other time refuse to sell Common without the usual portion of Refined. I offered him 1000 p[iece]s at £13 Six Mos Credit hoping to establish the price. This he refuses to give but will communicate with Mr Thompson. I have also had an application from Hull for Ref Lead. I imagine for exp

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 20 Feb 1833

Feby 23 / 33 Dear Sirs, Above I hand you Inv of 300 p[iece]s of Refd Lead shipped on board the Hudgill. Lrn the other side a corrected Inv. Of 300 p[iece]s advised of under date of Feby 5 which was calculated at per fodder & should have been at per ton. I am dear Sir BJ Messrs Grace & Freeman

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 23 Feb 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co Newcastle Feby 23 1833 Dear Sir In answer to your lrs of the 19th & 20th inst I now hand you a copy of abstract of acct of the Limehouse works sent to me by Mr Key in Novr last. Also a balance of acct due from the Limehouse Works 10thAugt 1831 & Acct current since Mr Keys acct is not a distinct acct of Mr Beaumonts liabilities to the legaties so far as the Limehouse Works are concerned. The simple statement of Mr Beaumonts liabili

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Richard Shortbridge – 23 Feb 1833

Richd Shortridge Esq WB Lead Office Newcastle Feby 23 1833 Dear Sir I beg leave to hand you Invoice of 100 Casks of Litharge which you purchased of Mr Backhouse in June last. Our present Stock is of very superior quality and will thank you to send for it at your earliest convenience & favour me with a remittance the amt. (With estimated weight) I am Etc BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Caleb Wilson – 27 Feb 1833

Mr Caleb Wilson Sunderland WB Lead Office 27 feby 1833 Dear Sir Messers WmFerry & Co Glass Manufacturers at Carrs Hill, a branch of the Deptford Glass Company have applied to purchase a quantity of Litharge, & have referred me to you as to the credit of their House. May I beg the favour that you will give me what information you may possess as to their stability as Merchants. I am Dear Sir BJ The same to Mr Richardson Bp Wearmo. with alteration of nam

Letter – John Bell to John Fonblanque – 1 Mar 1833

Sir, Since I last wrote to you on the subject of Mr Scott’s affair respecting which you were enquiring of me, I have had an opportunity of seeing the Deeds of Conveyance of the Estate late Mr Hunter’s to Mr Beaumont. The Lease and Release are dated 11 & 12 Janry. 1805. The amount of Purchase Money is stated to be £9718.15s.10d. and appears to have been paid to the parties after named, viz: £605 to John Huntley & Henry Richmond; £616.17s.9d. to Benjamin Brunton and Robert

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to William Parker – 2 Mar 1833

Wm Parker 2 Mar 1833 Dear Sir ! Above I hand you Invoice of 2000frs WB Lead sold in Decr last, and annex you a Statement of Acco of 5000 p[iece]s of Lead & 200 Cks of Litharge purchased in April last with one months Int & charges as requested by you & settled by Mr Hodgson. The first payment which falls due on the 8th Inst you will please pay in Cash to Messrs Glyn & Co to the credit of Mr Bt with Bateson & Co & I will draw upon you for the rema
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