Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 1 Jul 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 1 Jul 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Finlay & Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London						July 1st 1833


I have duly rec[eive]d your fav[ou]r of the 26th,27th,29thUlt and am glad to learn the price at  <ch/10> you have effected Sales of 5000 P[iece]s Lead. This I trust will establish the Bill in the Market and enable you to make further sales. In the course of the week I will send a statement of our stock. Monthly Cash and  etc et.c I note your sale of the two pieces of Silver and the Payment of the Proceeds Am[oun]ts to £480-5-3 to Mr Bts credit at Glynn& Co as usual. This is by far the best mode of disposing of our Silver. I have forwarded the price for acceptance to Mr Blackett wh[o]s house is a few miles out of town and does not come in every day. I was from home on Friday & Saturday or it w[oul]d have been ret[urne]d to you in this. Maltby & Co last Bill will be due this day . The 20,000 P[iece]s purchased by them on the 12th Oct last am[oun]ts to £16,444.2.8 will be due on the 12th August which I wish you could arrange with them to pay in Cash to Glyn & Co, as we have no need to draw from it and it will be a means to remove the impression in the Trade of our want of money. Four Thousand Pounds will be due from Walker Parker & Co on the 1st September and the like sum for the six following months - £1632.15.8 will be due from Mr W[ilia]m Parker on the 18th August and £1335.7.2 on the 8th November. This had also better be paid in Cash. This will I trust enable you to apply ten or fifteen thousand Pounds towards the legacies out of the lead trades should it be thought advisable to pay each of the Legatees £10,000 when the £61,000 is <rec[eive]d for the Land already sold  

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