Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 28 Oct 1783

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Oct 1783
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett Barot                                                  Newcastle      28th Octor 1783

       Bretton  near Wakefield


Dr Sir

	I received Mr Nobles Letter & Communicated the Contents to Mr Wilson & Mr Anderson, the latter has not the least Objection to the Terms you propose; agreeable to which Mr Wilson has drawn the Article which is executed by Mr Anderson & sent to you for the same Purpose.  I have the Pleasure to acquaint you that I have made the undermentioned Sales of Lead which I hope may be Satisfactory to you.  It was with some Difficulty I brought the Buyers to these Prices for they Stuck at £16.10s.0d & I believe that nothing would have induced them to have executed that Price but the Apprehension of your Lead being sent to the London market.                      I am etc      JEB

                            £  s d

   5000 ps refined Lead at 17. 5.0 )

   5000 ps Common do    at 17. 0.0 )

   1000 ps Slag         at 16.15.0 ) p Fother to Doctor Hall

    100 Casks Litharge  at 17.15.0 )

   5000 ps refined Lead at 17. 5.0 )

   5000 ps Common do    at 17. 0.0 ) p Fother to Mr C Blackett

The Slag Lead & Litharge are not yet agreed for; but expect Mr C Blackett will take the same Quantity as above at the same Prices

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