Letter – Joshua Straker to Isaac & John Wilkinson – 10 Sep 1790

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Sep 1790
Correspondent: Joshua Straker
Recipient: Isaac & John Wilkinson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Messrs Isaac & John Wilkinson                                                         Newcastle 10th Septr 1790


Gentlemn	Mr Blackett was duly favoured with your Letter of the 7th ins[tan]t & desires me to inform you that he has not sold any more Lead for the London Markett since I wrote you on 26th Ult[im]o but has made an Offer of 10,000 or 12000 Pieces, at the Prices he had before sold at, & has not the least doubt but the Offer will be accepted of; at the same Time he can supply you with 3000 Pieces of Refin’d Lead at £17 per Fo[dde]r as you desire & at the Expiration of one Month, from the Time of the Agreement for the Lead, will take your Draft at Three Months for the Amount of the same _ If you have no Correspondent here for to Ship the Lead for you, we will serve you in that but you will have to pay the Expence in Shipping as it is the custom at this Port for the Buyer to be at that Expence _ Mr Blackett desires your Answ[e]r in course & likewise directions as to the Shipping the Lead.                I am for J E Blackett Esqr                                     Yours etc  J Straker

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