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Messrs Read Lucas & Reads Sheffield Newcastle 22nd May 1804 Gentlemen Mr Blackett has been favoured with your Letter of 19th Inst. covering seven Bills amount Four Hundred & Twenty six Pounds 1s/10d as you advise, which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Acco[unt] with Colonel Beaumont for fine Silver sent you. Mr Blackett observes what you say as to the Reduction in Price, but cannot learn that any similar Reduction has taken place here & assures you the last he sold in this Town was 6s/2d1/2 per Oz.; he is notwithstanding agreeable to make an Abatement on the Price sent you of 1d per Oz. which he hopes may prove satisfactory to you. I am etc. T. C.