Letter – Richard Fishwick to John Erasmus Blackett – 25 Aug 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Aug 1798
Correspondent: Richard Fishwick
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 205
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Newcastle 25 Augt 1798


	I have called once at your House last Week, & three times there and at the Office since but was not so fortunate as to meet with you, Our London House wrote me last Week to buy of you 200 Barrels of Litharge for them which as you have sold the other Houses at 15£ they expect you will not charge them more please to send us a tickett for them.

	We shall soon be in need of a Weekly or monthly supply of Lead and wish to take it from you either at a fixed or unfixed price but in your Answer to our last Application you seemed not inclined to deal with us; we think from our Manner of applying we could hardly be suspected of Intending to take any Advantage of you, perhaps the Quantity might have been thought too much but we can assure you it was less than our Consumption & sale what we have to come from you now is only 3000 pieces & that will not serve us six Weeks, we wish therefore to know whether it will be agreable to you to let us have from 1000 to 2000 pieces of Lead in the Month of October and a like Monthly Supply in Continuation? We request the Favour of your Intimation hereupon that we may not be at a Loss whether we may depend on you for serving us or not?

	We remain Sir

		Your most hble Servt

							   Walker Fishwick & Co

We have nearly received all the 7000 ps Lead sold the 9th July for W[alker] M[altby] & Co.  Please send the Tickett for 5000 ps more Col[lected] of you since for them 	

[annotated in JEB’s hand:] Answered that 25th Augt sent a Tickett for the 5000 ps Lead & one for 100 Casks Litharge only & declined selling any more Lead at present

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