Letter – Henry Richmond to Thomas Wilson – 2 Apr 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Apr 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Thos Wilson Merchant in Norfolk Street London                      Newca[stle] 2d April 1768


Sir Walter Blackett has sent me your Letter, to him, about Lead & bid me answer it.

Sir Walter has two Sorts of Lead – refined which I now sell at £15 a fother & Common at £14 15s 0d. Our fother consists of 21 cwt of 112 lb each. As to Litharge it is sold by the Ton of 20 cwt and the present price is £14 10s 0d. I should be very ready to execute your commissions for Lead & Litharge if it was consistent for me to act both as Byer & Seller. I always avoid it when Application is made to me, refer to our Lead Merchants here – the principal of whom are Mr Jonathan Sorsbie Wm Peareth Esqr Matt Waters Esqr Mr Thos Airey Aubone Surtees Esqr Mr Ralph Carr & Co Edward Mosley our present Mayor. I must therefore beg leave to refer to one of them, even for an Acco[un]t of the Charges and Commission as I am not certain what they are:  & can only say that I shall sell to which ever of them you employ upon as reasonable Terms as the Markett will afford. I am etc    HR

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