Letter – Martin Morrison to Cox Poyser & Co – 4 Mar 1825

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Mar 1825
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Cox Poyser & Co
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]Castle 4 March 1825

Messrs Cox Poyser & Co

Gentlemen. I am favored with your Letter of the 2nd Inst covering Bill for £853-7-.. which is to your Credit. – Satisfied by the annexed that we are right in the Weight of Lead last delivered to you, I cannot consent to any compromise by receiving less than its value, and should our transactions continue I must beg that your Agents here, superintend the weighing of the Lead in future when delivered from our Wharf. It is not the value of the difference between Us I so much object to, as to the establishment of a precedent, which indeed would be quite new and which in the absence of principals, the required appointment of an Agent on the Spot is intended to obviate. – I cannot really say that I could deliver you Lead before the last month of the year, but if enabled to do it sooner your wants shall have my attention : so <riterated> 1 or 2000 pigs each of Refined and Common Lead at £27 & £26 pfo[the]r are at your Service if accepted in course of Post & as the delivery is remote I will allow the usual disc[oun]t of 2 ½ p[er]c[ent] for Bills at 2 Months date and am etc

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