Letter – Henry Richmond to Sercold & Jackson – 18 Oct 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Oct 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Sercold & Jackson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Messrs. Serocold & Jackson                                           Newcas.   18th  Octor 1771

     Merchants  -  London

Gentlemen      I am favoured with your Letter of the 15th inst[ant] offering to give me the preference in your Commissions for the several Articles you want at this port, particularly Lead   -  In answer to which I beg leave to thank you for the offer you make  me & acquaint you that being Sir Wr. Blackett’s Agent for the Management of his Lead Affairs I have always looked upon it as inconsistent to be concerned in that Branch for any other person & thereby to Act both as Buyer & Seller - & the variety of other Business which I am honoured with by Sir Walter makes it impracticable for me to undertake furnishing you with the other Articles you mention.  So I can only say in Case you send any Commissions to this port for WB or WB.L Lead the former being Sir Wr.s comon & the latter his refined Lead you will please to direct them to some of our Lead Merchants here & I shall be ready to sell to them at the Market price.   The present prices are £17 our fother for the Comon Lead & £17 . 5s . 0d the refin’d  -  but likely to be higher.  Our principal Lead Merchants are Mr Jonan. Sorsbie  Mr Wm. Peareth Ra Carr Esqr.  & Co. Edwd. Mosley Esqr.  & Co. Mr Wm. Nesbitt & Co. and John Baker Esqr.    I am etc    HR

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