Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Lee – 2 Jul 1812

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jul 1812
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Thomas Lee
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Lee						N[ew]Castle 2d July 1812


I now have the pleasure of replying to your esteemed letter of the 29th Ult and to annex a Copy of the weight p[er]foot of Milled Lead and No’s of Shot pointed out by Mr R L Lee as suitable to the American Markett. – I feel every initiative to consign these articles to your Brother, whenever a prospect of advantage induces, the intercourse with America secured by the recognition of the two Governments, and Col Beaumont gives me directions to make shipments. So this business is quite new to Col Beaumont’s establish[en]t and if done at all, more with the view of fixing upon a permanent & beneficial outlet to Lead, than, with any desire to derive a temporary Profit: You will admit, acting as I do for another, the propriety of proceeding with caution and with full authority. – I shall at all times be happy to testify the respect with which

			I am etc	MM

Duty  1Cent plb

  PigLead is now Selling at   $8    pCwt 	

  <Shut>                     $12.50 do

  Red                        $11    do


Duty 2Cents plb

  White Dry                  $15.50 do

  Ground in Oil              $17    do


Marks & Nos for Shot

BB	If a larger Size is made than is generally marked with 2 B’s it will answer to 

B	<send> same, as they never have been able to get Shot large enough –








8	These No’s are the least in demand


The recipient of this letter could be Messrs Thomas Lee & Brothers who are mentioned in a subsequent letter dated 10 July 1812 to Mrs Beaumont

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