Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to J. Manifarges – 29 Mar 1803

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1803
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: J. Manifarges
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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Mr. J. Manifarges Rotterdam						Newcastle 29 March 1803.


      I received yours of the 22d. Inst: and observe what you say respecting the disposal of Lead – The Lead I dispose off is all delivered at this place and shipped at the risque and expence  of the Purchaser, I have never yet consigned Lead to any Port for sale, and have only a small quantity on hand at present.   I must of course decline complying with your request I am obliged by your favoring me with the Price of Lead at your Market  & am Sir &c.  J:E:B: 

The selling price of Lead at this Market is for Refd Lead £34.  Comon Lead £33 – p[er] Fod. of 21 Cwt. Lith[arge] £34.10.. p[er] Ton – very little at Market and a prospect of an advance.

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