Letter – Nicholas Walton to Henry Airey – 15 Jul 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jul 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Henry Airey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Messrs Henry & Jonathan Airey 					Farnacres 15th July 1771


      On considering the Offer of Messrs Hall & Nesbitt to take 2000 Pieces of Refined Lead at £16 P Fodder I cannot say but I have a strong inclination to accept thereof; but there is a circumstance which makes me determine not to engage this Quantity, and it is, that we can by no means ascertain when we shall be able to deliver such a Quantity; and therefore, upon the whole, it will certainly be right to sell our Lead for the best Price that can be got, as it comes to the Warehouse, including, in Summer, the Quantity at Newburn, for we can have that at any time, on a few days Notice.

      I am for Mr Smeaton & Self Gentlemen Your most Hble Servt


PS We reced the Agreement yesterday   W & S

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