Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Isaac & John Wilkinson – 18 Jan 1790

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jan 1790
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Isaac & John Wilkinson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Messs Isaac & John Wilkinson                                                         Newcastle 18th Jany 1790


Gentn	Mr Blackett received your favour of the 7th instant and is much obliged to you for the information you have given him respecting a Meeting of the Proprietors of Mines with you _ Mr B has since his last Sale (of which you were acquainted) Advanced the Price of Ref[ine]d Lead to £17 per Fo[dde]r but will have little or none to sell still late in the Spring _ Messrs Lancaster & Co & Messrs Walker’s & Co have made offers for a Pretty large Quantity to supply some Foreign Commissions, but they could not be supplied here.  There is very little Lead at this Market, & should there be a brisk demand Mr B. intends to lay a further Advance from it                                                                                                      I am etc  J.E.B

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