Letter – Martin Morrison to John Ellill – 12 Mar 1808

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Mar 1808
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: John Ellill
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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John Ellill Esq Lead Merchant London				Newcastle 12th March 1808

I am favored with letter of the 9th inst. this day, an absence from home prevented me receiving it yesterday. In reply beg to inform you that I have sold a large quantity of Lead at £23 & 22 P[er] fo[dder]  Refined & Common at the usual Credit of 6 Mo[nth]s and which has so reduced our Stock that I shall not be disposed to sell any more but at an advanced price viz £24 P[er] fo[dder]  for common at the same time I think it proper to state that a Report has gone forth of a demur to the payment of one of your Drafts being made by your Bankers and to request that this aspersion, unfounded no doubt, be explained to justify my transactions in this office to my Employers. You will I trust not be offended at this communication & consider it as arising out of an anxiety for their Interest and also to afford you an opportunity to repel a report so injurious. I am etc MM

P.S. our Stock at Blaydon is under 10,000 P[iece]s   

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467