Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Watts George – 16 Oct 1788

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Oct 1788
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Watts George
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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To Messrs Watts George & Co.                                                     NewCa.  16th. Octor.  1788


Gentlemen       Your favour of the 10th inst. directed to Sir Thos. Blackett came to my Hands by the last post & I observe the Contents; the last parcel of Lead I sold for the Lond[o]n Markett was at £23 p For.   I can now sell you any quantity not exceeding 1500 For. at £22 for the Refin’d £21.15.0 for Common, & in Case you take a quantity I may go something lower; the Newc[astle] For. is 21 Cwt, of 112 lb or 2352 lb  there are very few Opportunities of shipping Lead f[ro]m hence to y[ou]r port, the usual Freight to London is 7d p <pig> of ab[ou]t 168 lb each.  I am at this time in treaty with some Merch[an]ts in London for a larger Quantity.  I am w[i]th respect     Gentlemen

                                              Yo[u]r most obed. Serv[an]t    J. E. B.

Since the above I have sold 2000 For. so that I have not any to dispose of at present.

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