Letter – Martin Morrison to Reed Irving & Co – 10 Aug 1816

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Aug 1816
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Reed Irving & Co
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]Castle 10 August 1816

Messrs Reed Irving & Co London – 

I was duly favoured with your letter of the 26th Ult enclosing one from Messrs Matheus & Son of Rouen; and in consequence have consigned to them a parcel of Lead, as you will perceive by the inclosed Invoice and Bill of Lading. You will be pleased to effect the Insurance thereon & if that can be done without my name appearing on the Policy I shall prefer it as I am desirous not to be publicly known as an exporter of Lead. – The Beaver, Captain Scott will be ready for Sea this day, and as the wind is now fair, she is expected to sail to morrow. You will have the goodness to transmit the Invoice to Messrs Matheus & Son adding the Premium of Insurance and to accept the enclosed Bill & return it to me, being 2/3 rds of amount of the Lead and charges here, conformable to your Letter. I am etc

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