Letter – Martin Morrison to James Finlay – 3 Nov 1807

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Nov 1807
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: James Finlay
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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Mr James Finlay Cross, Edinburgh				Newcastle 3 November 1807


      My absence from Home has prevented me acknowledging sooner the rec[eip]t of yours of the 29th and I now enclose the original Memo omitted to be sent in my first Letter and Mr P Taylors Letter in answer to mine of the 9th Ult a Copy of which is here to annexed. I also annex copy of Extracts taken from Hall the Bankrupts Book whose evidence in the  <account> of a Trial will prove that he acted as Agent to Taylor & Sons Queensferry Resident in Edinburgh.

	Referring to your observation of an Agent being necessary if a Trial does take place as I have no acquaintance there I shall be obliged by your assistance to supply the defect.

				I am etc MM

	Extracts from John Hall’s <Waste> Book

December 15/1806 Bt of Mr C Blackett on acc[oun]t of Taylor & Sons, Queensferry 18 Casks Litharge viz particulars below

April 16/1807 Rec[eiv]ed from TR Beaumont Esq 18 Casks Litharge on acct of Taylor & Sons Queensferry prs below

May 2/1807 Rec[eiv]ed from TR Beaumont Esq 30 Casks of Lith[arg]e 

     184 cwt @ £34 p[er] Ton		£312-16

	Sent to John Taylor & Sons Per the Glasgow P[ack]et to Grangemouth 5 June 1807

Augst 18/1807 Rec[eiv]ed from TR Beaumont Esq 30 Casks Litharge 

     cwt 183-3-7 @ £29 per ton 		£266-10-6

      Sent per the Glasgow P[acke]t


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