Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Preston – 24 May 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 May 1782
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Preston
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Thomas Preston Esqr   Tooley Street                                             Newcas    24th May 1782



	I have your Favour of the 20th instant & note the Contents.  I have no Objection to Mr C Blackett having the Commission of wch he is made acquainted but I cannot deliver any part of the Lead till we have such a Quantity down that Mr Hall may not meet with any Interruption in Shipping the Lead he purchased.

	I have wrote to Messrs Freeman by this Post to the same purpose; Those gentlemen are desirous of purchasing 100 Casks of Litharge.  I have made them an offer of that Quantity jointly with you at £17.10s.0d p Ton.  If agreeable to you please to advise Mr C. Blackett & Messrs Freeman of the same.                                       I am etc    JEB

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