Messrs Grace & Freeman 6 July 1833
I beg leave to advise you of Shipment of the last 300 frs Ref[ine]d Lead purchased by you of Mr Key. I shall commence with your purchase of 2000 P[iece]s of Mr Hodgson next Mo[nth] giving you an a/c of the expenses of Shipping with each parcel, which shall be affected at the lowest rate.
I am <dear sir> BJ
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co 6 July 1833
I now send you my Cash A/c & Stockton List. It is quite evident that we must substitute ordinary Refined Lead for Common & the sooner we commence to make our sales half Ref[ine]d half Com[mon] including one tenth Slag the better. I have this day sent you by Jackson & Cos Waggon a p[iece]e of fine Silver w[eigh]t 1401 1/8 Ozs. I must trouble you to forward to Mr Beaumont in case he should not return to London before he goes to
I beg leave to hand your Statement of the quantity of Ore received by Mr Beaumont in Weardale in the year of and in Sept[ember] 30th 26, by <2 v/8 > since 1832 and will feel obliged by you furnishing me with the quantity revised by the Lead Company in that year to the 30th Sep[tember] same period.
Finlay Hodgson& Co July 16 1833
I am in receipt of your favours of 6th 12 Inst the former advising of the receipt of £271.3.6 from Messrs Grace & Freeman & the payment of the same to Mr Beaumonts Credit at Glyn & Co & Mr Keys A/c of bills & Payments for the month of June, the latter of the receipt of Balance from Messrs Bayley & Co of £101 & pay to Mr B[eaumon]t credit at Glyn & Co.
I have this day forwarded to your address
Rob[er]t Stagg Esq July 17th1833
Annexed you have [a] Statement of the quantity of Lead Ore received by Mr B[eaumon]t from his Weardale Mines in the year ending Sept[ember] 30th 1832 and the Am[oun]t of Composition due to him from the Lead Co for the 409 5/8 Bings received by them
Messrs Grace & Yallop July 18th 1833
Our lowest price for WB Litharge is fourteen Pounds & ten Shillings per ton delivered on the same terms as your last purchase.
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London July 20th 1833
I have duly received your letter of the 16th inst and am this day advised by Messrs Batson & Co of the Payment of £5500 by Messrs Maltby & Co to Mr Beaumonts credit at Glyn & Co on the 15th Inst. I have this day sent by Jackson & Co Waggon to your address as usual a piece of fine Silver from the Blaydon Refinery weighing 16631/2 Oz which you will please to dispose of to the best advantage.
John Hodgson Esq
Having Business in London on my own acc[oun]t I shall leave NC [Newcastle] on Sat[urday] the 3rd August by the Steam Boat and will call upon you on the Wednesday following. I do not intend to remain more than three days. BJ
Finlay Hodgson 23rd July 1833
I am in receipt of your letter of the 19th Inst advising of your having sold, two pieces of Silver & of payments of the net proceeds £ 567.1.11 after deducting £19.17.2 charged upon a former piece to Mr B[eaumon]ts credit with Messrs Glyn& Co as usual. I have this day forwarded by Jackson & Co Waggon to your address another piece of fine silver from Blagill Mill weight 1243 1/4 Ozs.
As our cash balance with Messrs Ba
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London July 28th 1833
I am without your fav[ou]r since I last addressed you on the 23rd inst. I have now to advise you of having yesterday forwarded to your address as usual by Jackson & Co Waggon a piece of fine Silver weighing 941 3/4 Ozs
Messrs John Locke & Co London
I have duly received your letter of the 1st Inst. Our present price of WB Litharge is Fourteen Pounds ten shillings per Ton delivered at our works at Blaydon. We never undertake to deliver it on Board. The expense of delivery on Board would be <31s/..d> for the 70 Casks and the same charge would be made any less quantity. I shall be in town on Tuesday next and will do myself the pleasure to call at your works.
WB Lead Office Newcastle
J[oh]n Stagg Esq 13 Aug 1833
In Mr Johnsons absence I am favoured with yours of the 11th Inst. & in reply have to say we have no Common Lead to dispose of at present but can supply you with the quantity of Slag inquired after at £13..5/- for an fodder. Six Mo[nths] Credit
I am d[ear] Sir GB
J[oh]n Stagg 16 Aug
In reply to your favour of yesterday I have to say I accept your offer of 13/5 pour F[odde]r 6 Mo[nth]s Credit for Three Hundred p[iece]s of Ref[ine]d Slag Lead, if it suit your arrangement you may have Five Hundred on these terms.
I am Sir GB
P.S. I have the goodness to give orders to your shipping Agents here.
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Aug 17 1833
Annexed you have a statement of the Stock of Lead unsold at Blaydon and the respective Mills on the 31st July after sales of last week are deducted, and 15,000 P[iece]s of the Ordinary refined Lead are supposed to be recast into Common of 11 St[one] Pieces.
The Lead at the Mills will be delivered at Blaydon by the end of next Month
I have considered only 15.000 of the 23.000 to be recast to leave a sufficient quantity of
I have duly rec[eive]d your fav[ours] of 16th & 19th and note you having carried the net account of sales of two Pieces of silver £579-9s-11dto your Credit for Commuted Commission. I yesterday forwarded to your address as usual per Jackson & Co Waggon a piece of fine Silver weight 1759 Ounces.
When advised by Messrs Batson & Co of the receipt of Messrs Maltby Son & Co Payment of £5444-2-8 shall credit their account. The stock of Lead at Blaydon - supposing the L
John hodgson Esq London
I am going over Mr Keys statement of the Limehouse accounts. I cannot make them agree with those formerly sent in.
The first return of <book> debts due to the concern is stated at £24,333- 11s- 10d which agrees with Mr Keys former statement, but from this he deducts £50-2s-4d the difference of receipts of Lead over Deliveries between the 16th August & 10th of Sept[ember] 1831 which I conceive should be should be added to the amount of Stoc
John Stagg Esq
The order for the delivery of the above 301 P[iece]s of Lead was given to your agents Messrs Clark & <Dunn> on the 17thinst but we understand it was not shipped until the 26th
WB Lead Office (with Invoice) Aug 29th 1833
Messrs Geddes Kidston & Co Glasgow
I am favoured with your lre (Letter) of the 28th inst. Our present price of WB litharge is Fifteen Pounds Per Ton delivered at our works at Blaydon. Six months credit or 81/2 p[er] c[en]t Discount allowed for cash. I am Yrs Benj Johnson
WB Lead Office Newcastle August 30th 1833
Messrs John Locke & Co 31 Aug 1833
Annexed I have pleasure to have your invoice of Thirty Casks of WB Litharge which I trust will reach you in due course. I am Sir GB
The delivery of Messrs Maltby’s purchase of 5000 p[iece]s of WB on the 20th Instant being now complete, I enclose your Invoice of the same which have the goodness to forward to them. Ob Sert Sir GB
I enclose a cheque for £30 the amount agreed upon to be paid by Mr B[eaumon]t towards the repair of Newburn Quay
Please to acknowledge the Receipt G… Yrs Benj Johnson
WB Lead Office Sept 4th /33
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co
Since I had last the pleasure I am in the receipt of your esteemed fav[ou]r of the 28th & 30th ulto & first in respect to the Executorship Acc[oun]ts.
I find from Mr Donkin that he has not answered yor lre (letter) to him on this point, but that he will in course of this week. For my own part I should be exceedingly glad of any arrangement that would facilitate the making out and settling of these acc[oun]ts. And it would afford me great
John Stagg Esq Stockton Sept[ember] 5th 1833
I have duly received your letter of yesterdays date and beg to inform you that I cannot extend your purchase of Ref[ine]d Slag Lead beyond the original offer of 500 P[iece]s having yesterday offered the whole of our stock of Slag Lead to a London House at £13 – 10 and have no doubt they will purchase at that price. The 200 P[iece]s will be delivered on receiving your order ofv shipment.
W. F. Blackett Esq Bonridge Sep[tember] 5th 1833
We are at a stand at the mines wanting Gunpowder and cannot obtain a single Bar[rel] in the town. It is a serious inconvenience and shall fell obliged if you will remedy it as soon as possible. I have been obliged on several occasions to purchase of Messrs Bradshaw & Anderson at an addoner of 26 s/t. on your Contract and I fear Messrs <Pigon> & Co may be dissatisfied to allow as the difference, but to which we are fully ent
Newcastle, 5th Sept [ember] 1833
As there are several instances of two or more Lead Carriers being of the same name & in consequence of which mistakes are very liable to be made, in order therefore to prevent as much as possible any mistake from occurring I request you will in future insert in the Tickett the residence of each individual receiving that Tickett in the same manner as the one inclosed.
A copy sent to each:
Ja[me]s Dickinson Jon[atho]n Spark