Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 3 Nov 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Nov 1792
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Thos R Beaumont Esqr                                                         Newcastle    3d Novr 1792

   No 26 Old Burlington Street    London

D[ea]r Sir	I am favoured with your letter of the 31st Ulto & observe that Mr Skelton has made a considerable purchase for you that £10,000 is to be paid soon & £19800 at Candlemas next.  Agreeable to your desire I have inclosed sent you a Bill on London for £6000, the Reciept of which you will please to Acknowledge & I sincerely give you joy of your purchase _ The last Lead that I sold was 30000 p[iece]s at £19-10 the price has since been on the decline & I am at present in treaty with Mr C Blackett & Mr Hall for 16000 p[iece]s the price I ask is £19 for Refin[e]d  £18-15 for Com[m]on & £18-10 for Slag which I am apprehensive they will not give.  On being well informed that the Lead Co have made a Sale of 20000 p[iece]s Lead at £18-10 per Fo[dde]r I have sold Mr C Blackett & Mr Hall for the London Houses 16000 of Refin[e]d & Com[m]on at £18-10 & 3000 p[iece]s Slag at £18 per Fo[dde]r.  there are large Stocks at all the Markets & the price falling w[hi]ch induced me to do it, & I hope that it may meet with your approbation                                                                 I am etc      J.E.B

£6000                                                                                Newcastle Bank 3rd Novemr 1792

One Month after date pay to the Order of John Erasmus

Blackett Esqr  Six Thousand Pounds   Value Recieved

                                        For Sir M W Ridley Cookson Widdrington Bell & Co

To Messrs Castell Powell Sumner & Co                                                Jas Wilkinson

No 22354    London          Pay the Contents to the Order of Thos

                                          Richd Beaumont  Esqr  Value in Accot

                                                                       John E Blackett

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