Letter – Martin Morrison to John Miles – 11 Jul 1808

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jul 1808
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: John Miles
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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John Miles Esq						Newcastle 11th July 1808

Bishopgate Street London


I am this day favored with your Letter of the 8 instant in reply beg to inform you that the whole of WB Lead for Sale this year will I apprehend not exceed 20,000 Pieces and that I cannot at this moment say that it will be in my power to deliver that quantity in October and November, much depending upon the state of the weather and the effect it may have upon the Roads so as to allow the Carriage of Lead from the Mines continuing to so late a period of the year. The last price for Lead here was £26 per fo[dder] of 21 Cwt six months Credit and on Saturday last I engaged to accept £28 per fo[dder] for 5,000 pieces of common including 1/10th Slag to be determined by return of Post from London & I do expect the price will still further advance. I shall be happy to hear from you at all times & am Sir etc  MM  			

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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