Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Masterman – 16 Jun 1810

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jun 1810
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Thomas Masterman
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 16th June 1810

Thomas How Masterman Esqr

White Hart Court - Gracechurch St London

I beg to avail myself of your obliging <promises> when in London, to request information respecting the affairs of Messrs Preston & Sons and to know in what state of forwardness the Sale of the Premises and Trade are in. – It is necessary for me to point out to you how much the interest of the Miner is concerned in the re-establishment of this House on the most respectable footing; but it may be proper to intimate, that if something of this nature is not accomplished soon, the small Miners must come to market and dispose of their Lead on any terms, by which the price will be reduced and prove extremely injurious to the Lead Company and Colonel Beaumont.  I am etc


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