Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to George Hutchinson – 9 Sep 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Sep 1786
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: George Hutchinson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Mr Geo. Hutchinson                                             Newcastle   Sept.  9th. 1786


Sir       I received your favour of the 1st inst. & observe that there has lately been some pretty large Sales of Lead at your Market, that the last Parcel sold at £17.5.- P Fodder & that you are of Opinion the Market will Advance.

    Since 1st June I have sold 50,000 Ps. for the London Market at £16.2.6 Common & £16.7.6 Refin’d & about 80o0 Ps. for Exportation etc. part of wch. at an Advance of 2s/6d P Fdr.  I am informed that the rest of the Lead at this Market is engaged at the former Price & it is expected to Advance.                                                 I am etc    J. E. Blackett

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