Letter – Nicholas Walton to Henry Airey – 9 Sep 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Sep 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Henry Airey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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     							Farnacres 7th September 1773

Lead in the warehouse 16 Dec 1772 when the genl acct was settled  1804

Do left at Newburn 16 Dec 1772                                       2

Do delivered at Langley Mill since 16 Dec 1772                    6925


Lead sold incl 1000 ps to Mr J Sorsbie & 200 mr Selby  6349

Stock in warehouse a/c to acct sent NW Junr            2375

Short                                                     7


Lead in warehouse &c as first aforementioned                      8731

Stock as above                                         1804

Recd at the warehouse a/c to ticket book               6923

Short a/c to this way of reckoning by which it 

Appears 3 ps have been lost out of the warehouse          4


To Messrs H & J Airey.                          Farnacres 9th Sept 1773


       From the above accounts it appears that the Lead is short seven Pieces.  Three of which are fallen short since you have reced them at the Warehouse and four which the Carriers seem to have fallen short in the delivery; but I am realy apprehensive the Stock in the Warehouse is not exactly taken, I therefore beg it may be gone through again with the utmost care and an account sent me by the Hexham Carrier on Monday directed to the care of Mr Chrisr Bell in Hexham to lye til called for; but if it could be done so as that I get a Letter on Saturday Evening or sooner I would have the account sent to this place.  Thomas Ions tells me there was a difference of four pieces between his Account  of the Quantity sent and in a Keel the 3rd inst. and Mr Nicholsons Tickett; he reckons he sent four more than Mr Nicholson admits, if Mr Nicholson should be wrong in this, our account of delivery and the Ticketts will agree exactly.

       I am Gentlemen etc 


The Stock in the Warehouse the 7th to make both you and us right shd be 2382  

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