30th November 1833
I am fav[oure]d with your letter of the 28 Inst this morning covering Messrs Maltbys contract for the 10,000 P[iece]s Lead of which Mr Crawhall has this day shipped 1,800 P[iece]s and will ship the same q[uanti]ty next week.
Mr Key states in his letter of the 15th that he has paid to you a cheque for [£]411-5-9 to Mr Beaumonts Credit to be placed to the credit of the Lon[don] works. You do not mention that payment in your letters written since that date. I has t
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Dec 4th 1833
I am favoured with your letter of the 2nd inst enclosing Mr Keys with 18 Bills amounting to £1167-15-9 which with £1877-11-2 paid to you by Cheque is carried to the credit of Mr Beaumonts London Works. BJ
Tho[ma]s Key Esq London Dec 4th 1833
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of of the 2nd inst enclosing 18 Bills am[ountin]g to £1167..15..9 which with £1877..11..2 paid by Cheque to Messrs F[inla]y & H[odgson] is carried to the credit of Mr B[eaumon]ts London Works. BJ
Messrs Walker Parker & Co Newcastle Dec 5th 1833
I am this day advised by Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co of your having paid them £4363-13-2 to be carried to the Credit of your Acc[oun]t with TWBeaumont Esq
I am also advised of your having purchased of the same Party 10,000 P[iece]s WB Lead and enclose an Order for the delivery of the same. BJ
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Dec 5th 1833
I have received your letter of the 3rd inst advising the receipt of £4363-14-2 from Messrs Walker Parker & Co and Payment of the same to to Mr Beaumonts credit at Glyns & Co. I note your sale of 10,000 P[iece]s to Walkers Parker & Co and hand you a statement of our Stocks at Blaydon. Should you effect a further sale of 10,000 P[iece]s to <there> <Parties> as you anticipate I beg to call your attention to our Stoc
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Dec 7th 1833
I have to advise you of having yesterday forwarded to your address as usual by Jackson & Co Waggon a Piece of fine silver weighing 1642 3/4 Ounces which you will please to dispose of to the best advantage. BJ
Finlay & Co Dec 9th 1833
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 6th inst enclosing Walker & Cos contracts for 20000 P[iece]s of Lead. I have this day sold to Messrs Locke Blackett & Co 3,000 P[iece]s One half Ref[ined] Selected & One half Com[mon] including 1/10 Slag at £14/10 & £15. Also to James & Co 2200Ref[ine]d at £15 & 800 Com[mon] at £14/10 usual credit from date of Contract.
I shall not make any further
Grace & Freemen Dec 9th 1833
Annexed I hand you Inv[oice] of 300P[iece]s WB Ref[ine]d Lead of the first quality shipped on board the Galena J[oh]n Cooper Master, which I trust will shortly be safely with you.
The ship has been detained since Saturday by the weather, but I think she will get away today.
I am Sir GB
Sir Dec 9th 1833
Above I hand you Invoice of Twenty Casks of WB Litharge, the quality of which I trust will be satisfactory.
I also beg to inform you that the price of WB Litharge has this day been advanced to £16..10/- per ton. I am Sir GB
Finlay Hodgson & Co London Dec 12th 1833
I am favoured with your letter of the 9th and 10th inst advising the Payment of £1000 to Mr B[eaumont]s credit at Glyns & Co on account of Bills rec[eived] from Cox Payser & Co.
I am glad you have effected a Sale to Locke & Co and have induced them to take one half of the ref[ine]d Lead of the Ordinary quality. I fear you will not be able to make your Sales generally in this proportion but it is very desireable whe
M[essrs] Locke & Co London Dec 12th 1833
At Mr Hodgsons request, I beg to inform you that the estimated value of the 10,000 P[iece]s of WB Lead you have purchased of him will be £4044-10-
Thos Key Limehouse Dec 14th 1833
Your letter of the 3rd inst was not forwarded to me for some days or you should have heard from me sooner. I am glad Messrs Grace & Co have so willingly met the error in the invoice. I am advised by Mr Hodgson of your having purchased of him 3000 P[iece]s Ordinary Ref[ine]d Lead, and at the same price Viz £15 p[er fodder. Mr Crawhall called upon me yesterday and I then stated to him in that we would not deliver any selected refined Lead before th
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London
I am favoured with your letter of 11th inst advising the receipt of £1542-14 from Mr W[ilia]m Parker and payment of the same to Mr B[eaumon]ts credit at Glyn & Co. On the <annexed> sheet I send you a statement of our stock of Lead at the Blaydon and the Mills by which you will see that there is a considerable deficiency to meet our present sales. There will however be little difficulty in effecting it before the purchasers require the deliver
Messrs Finlay & Co Dec 17 1833
Inclosed I hand you Reads unpaid Acceptance bearing Mr Keys Endorsement value as under-
Bill 20 .. ..
Costs .. 19 .4
To which I will thank you to do the needful.
I am Sir GB
P.S. As this Bill was transmitted through you I prefer its taking the same course back to direct transmission to Mr Key.
Messrs W[ilia]m Ferry & Co Gateshead Dec 19 1833
Above I hand you renewed Invoice of 12 Casks WB Litharge due in bank 1st Sept :- Cash and bearing Int[erest] at 5 per cent from that date. I will thank you to send a c
Cheque or call and discharge the Am[oun]t in the course of the present week.
Rob[er]t Lucas Chance Esq Birmingham Dec 19th 1833
I beg leave to call your attention to the Amount due from you to the Ex[ecutor]s of the late Mrs Beaumont amounting to £620-19-7 due the 30th June 1831. You will oblige me by stating when we may expect it to be paid. BJ
Dear Sir 20 Dec 1833
Herewith you have a quantity of forms for making out the Statement of the Stock of Lead on hand at Blaydon to the close of last week. Two of which you will be kind enough to fill up & forward here every Monday Morning.
Please inform me tomorrow what q[uantit]y of Ref[ine]d Slag Lead you have at present on hand.
Yours Sir GB
John Stagg Esq Stockton Dec 21 1833
I was prevented answering your letter yesterday being absent from Newcastle.
We have but 450 Pieces Refined Slag Lead but can make of 500 next week which I shall be glad to sell to you at £15.10 per fod[der]. 500 Common at the same price and 1000 P[iece]s Ref[ined] at £16 per fod[der]. These are our present prices and I believe the prices of the Company and Duke of Cleveland I shall be glad to have you’re am[oun]t by return of post or I have a
Finlay Hodgson & Co London
I Have duly received your letters of the 13th. 17th. 18th. And 19th: inst advising the receipt of the following sums-
£ S D
1833 Dec 13th 2 Pieces fine Silver 834 18 8
“ 16th Grace & Freeman 293 4 0
“ 19th John Locke & Co 3943 7 6
“ “ 1 Piece fine Silver 440 1 0
& all the Payment of t
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London 24th Dec 1833
I have duly received your letter of the 21st inst and have now to advise of having sent by Jackson & Co Waggon to your address as usual a piece of fine Silver weighing 1523 1/2 ounces. Mr Stagg to whom I offered 500 P[iece]s Ref[ine]d Slag at £15-10 per fod[der], declines it at that Price and offers £15 for 500 P[iece]s Common and 500 P[iece]s Ref[ine]d Slag which I have of course declined. BJ
John Hodgson Esq
You are quite correct in your statement of the quantity of Lead to be made by 14th March 1834 if Mr P[attinson] is correct and which I have no reason to doubt. You may also add 1000 Pieces of selected Ref[ine]d ch/w we supposed purchased by Mr Key. It is somewhat singular that Mr P[attinson] sh[oul]d state to you that he has no particular wish to visit the <Spe..sh> Mines – when he proposed it to me himself. I cannot tell how his partiality to Rookhope arises unl
John Hodgson Esq Newcastle Dec 28 /33
The annexed letter will explain my observations to you in a former letter, upon the sum invested by Mr B[eaumon]t in the Allendale Road. I have taken considerable interest in it since it has fallen under my observation as Mr B[eaumon]ts representative and I am glad to be able to give you so good an ac[coun]t of its present prospect to pay at least a portion of Interest. When this was returned in the Executors List acc[oun]t it was considered of lit
Mr H l Pattinson
The weight of the piece of Silver sent this morning is 1147 1/2 Ounces. You will oblige me with a statement of the actual expence of smelting the different ores produced in Weardale, at Rookhope. Allen & Dukesfield Mills, also stating the expence of refining at Allen, Dukesfield & Blaydon.
Messrs Grace & Freeman
Above I beg to hand you Invoice of 200 P[iece]s of WB refined Lead shipped this day – which completes you purchase of 2000 Pieces in June last. Annexed you have statement of shipping charges of 4000 Pieces which you will please to remit me at your convenience.
WB Lead Office Dec 28th /33
Tho[ma]s Key Esq
I have duly rec[eive]d your lre (letter) of the 26th inst enclosing seven Bills value £2151. 2s. 3d of which £1613.0s.6d we carry to the credit of the London Works & £538.1s.9d to the credit of the Exorship acc[oun]t debiting the same with £267.13s.6d paid for Ground Rents. We also credit the London Works with £598.6s.10d paid by you to Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co on the 26th inst
WB Lead Office Dec28th/33