Letter – Martin Morrison to Joseph Dickinson – 23 Dec 1812

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Dec 1812
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Joseph Dickinson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]Castle 23d Dec 1812

Joseph Dickinson Esq of Dufton at Coalcleugh

I am favoured with your letter of the 18th Inst. & hope this will meet you at Coalcleugh in perfect health. – Influenced by the glorious news from Russia many enquiries are making after Lead and I have sold largely at £23 p[er]fofer Com[m]on, Six Mo[nths] Credit.- & fortunately for Europe Bonaparte’s career is soon at an end & peace restored, old England will again flourish & the price of Lead experience, no doubt, an advance, but all this is yet to come to pass & the result uncertain. The high price of Bread Corn forbids any diminuition to be made in the Bargains for raising Ore, & the late & present Sales of Lead equally forbid any addition to be made to them as you yourself must think; my opinion therefore is, that the highest price for raising Ore, should continue the same at the ensuing Bargains as in the last quar[ter] – Viz 42/ p[er]Bing.- Hoping you will find the Mines in a good state & promising I am etc		MM

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