Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to John Stephenson – 21 Apr 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Apr 1786
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: John Stephenson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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John Stephenson Esqr.  Hull                                                  Newcastle    April 21st 1786

Dear Sir           I am favoured with your letter of the 17th inst. & observe that you have thoughts of sending a Ship to Venice with Lead & Allum in Case Mr Rowe can procure a suitable one on reasonable  terms; You may have 30 or 40 Tons of Refin’d or Common Lead at any time you Please, of which I have informed Mr Rowe, the Price of Refin’d will be £16 . 10 . - . p Fodr.  £16 . 5 . - for Common.  We have a small demand for Copenhagen, & the Stocks at this Markett at present are very small.                   I am etc    John E Blackett

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