Letter – Henry Richmond to William Sleigh – 25 Feb 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Feb 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Sleigh
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To William Sleigh Esq[uire]                                                    Newcas[tle]       25 Febry   1764

at Stockton

Sir               I thank you for your favour of the 23rd inst[an]t. I find thereby that Lead has been sold at Stockton proportionably with other ports as well as this. At this port about 8000 p[iece]s have been sold lately at £14.5.0 p[er] Fother for the Comon sort & £14.10.0 for the refined. But I made a stop yesterday & refused to sell 1000 p[iece]s of the Comon under £14.10.0 p[er] Fother.

When one reflects upon the great quantity of Lead that has been bought at the several ports so early in the year, & upon the severall quan[ti]ties remaining at market & also that little can be brought for two or even three months to come it makes one hope that those who have any left at market may get a better price for it than the present. I am he               HR

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