Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Richard Bell – 24 Nov 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Nov 1782
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Richard Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Messrs Richd Bell & Son                                                        Newcastle    24th Novr 1782

          Merchants  Hull


	I am favoured with your Letter of the 18th instt enquiring the Price of Sr Thos Blacketts Lead.  The present price is £17 3/4  p Fother for Common Lead & £18 for refined & 18 1/4  for Litharge p Ton.  I have sold as much as I can deliver by the End of next Month and there is not any on Sale at this Markett at present.

	Below you have the Charges of Shipping.  You can inform yourselves of the Freight.

                                                                                                        I am etc     JEB

Kings Duty  1s.0d p Ct & 10 p Ct upon that Duty

Towns Duty  6 p Ct p Fother     

   if the Property of a Freeman of London saves that Duty

Porterage   6d p Fother

Litharge    1.15.0

Cocke & Portry &)  1.5.4

      Warrant   )

Part of port Charges  0.5.0

Bills Loading           1.1

Comission  2 p Ct but if the Comission comes from a House in London it is usual to abate 1 p Ct

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