Letter – Nicholas Walton to Anthony Hopper – 11 Sep 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Sep 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Anthony Hopper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Hopper.                               Farnacres 11th Septemr 1773


       As you have ordered Bone Ashes sufficient to answer your own occasions, it seems to me that it will be the best way for us to take the whole of those now at Newburn, & you may repay us in kind when your first fifty arrive from London, by delivering ten Casks into our Warehouse; this will, I think, put an end to all difficulties, if you think so too, I beg it may be so fixed.

       £13.5 P Stockton Fodder of Lead is just equal to £12.12.11 1/4 P Newcastle Fodder.  We now sell at £13 and £13.2.6 P Newcastle Fodder and could buy Lead at Stockton at that rate.

       I shall be glad to hear from you and am with Compliments to Mr Monkhouse.

       Sir Your humble Servt

      N W Junr  
Mention of Mr Monkhouse strongly suggests this was Anthony Hopper, who shared Allendale Smelting Mill with Wm Monkhouse in the 1780s

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