Letter – Henry Richmond to William Sleigh – 4 Jul 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jul 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Sleigh
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To William Sleigh Esq. at                                                   Newcas[tle] 4 July 1764


I recd the Favour of your Letter, and in return acquaint you that our latest sales of Lead have been at £14.5s.0d p[er] Fother for the refind and £14 for the common <lest> for no great quantity. I am only now delivering 2000 pieces of common, which were sold sometime ago at £14.7s.6d   p[er] Fother : so that this commodity moves very heavily as yet.. The quantity at this market is not great; but Lead is coming in dayly. The Quaker’s Co. ship theirs as fast as it arrives, for the London markets.

The Expectation, which had been raised by the peace of getting a good price for Lead has no doubt increased the workings; but as much of the Lead so got has cost the proprietors dear, they will be backward in lowering the price. When any alteration happens I shall acquaint you of it, and shall be glad to receive from you Accounts of what passes at your post. I am etc     H R

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