Letter – Martin Morrison to Matheus & Son – 8 Jul 1816

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jul 1816
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Matheus & Son
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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						Newcastle upon Tyne 8 July 1816

Messrs Matheus and Son – Rouen

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 25th Ultimo; and feel obliged to you for the information it contains. – When your Mr Matheus junr did me the favor to call I stated to him, that it was not the custom of this office to export Lead on its own Account; for as Miners, the practice had hitherto been to supply, and not to interfere with the exporters of Lead. Desirous however, after so long a suspension of intercourse with France, that WBlackett Lead should be extensively known, and its quality ascertained, in situations of great consumption in your Kingdom I am disposed to consign Lead to you to the amount of Bills you may send me upon Messrs Reed Irving & Co, Mr Sam[ue]l Williams of London, or any other equally respectable House in that City drawn at six months, or at any other period within that date and for which Interest after the rate of five pounds p[er]Cent p[er]annum will be allowed for the difference of time; - that is – for Bills drawn and accepted at dates less than six [struck out: weeks] months. I am aware that this mode may be a deviation from your practice, as exporting Lead on our own Account is a deviation from ours; but as it will open a communication, and be productive of a more intimate and desirable knowledge of each other, I am prepared to ship you a parcel of Lead, on our own Account, provided you will put me in possession of approved Bills. – I m etc	MM

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