Letter – Henry Richmond to William Dalton – 30 Mar 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Mar 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Dalton
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr William Dalton at                            Newcas[tle] 30 March 1765


Sir       Robert Pearson is willing to take the old and new slags together at Four pounds a Ton; and to take them clear away by the bottom to your satisfaction, or else to be discharged. Now if you think this is not too much, you may set him to work as soon as you will; provided you think his reducing his workings will not interfere with your reducing the lead. If this can be managed so that he can use the furnace only at such times as you do not want it, I have no objection to your making a Bargain with him upon the best terms you can bring him to. But of the terms that are reasonable, whether the Four pounds a Ton or less, you must be a better judge than I can be, so I refer it to you.

I desire you will reduce all the Litharge you make & not timse any till you have 100 or 150 p[iece]s of refined made. I am etc    H R

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