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Lyde Browne Esq Newcastle Novem. 19th 1785 Foster Lane - London Sir I have this day sent you by John & James Jackson the London Carriers a Piece of fine Silver containing One Thousand three Hundred & Thirty Ounces & an half which I desire you will Place to account with Sir Thos Blackett Bart as usual at the Market Price advising me on your Receipt of it. I am etc John E. Blackett P.S. I was much surprised to find that you only allowed 5/6 p Oz for the Piece of Siver sent you the 3rd Sept. last when at the same time some Gentn. of this Country got 5s/6½d p Oz for the Silver they sent to London & I could have had that Price of Messrs. Langlands & Robertson of this Place. I hope that you will allow the best Price for this Piece wch. may induce me to send you more.