Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 16 Jul 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 16 Jul 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Finlay & Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Finlay Hodgson& Co							July 16 1833

D[ea]r Sirs

      I am in receipt of your favours of 6th 12 Inst the former advising of the receipt of £271.3.6 from Messrs Grace & Freeman & the payment of the same to Mr Beaumonts Credit at Glyn & Co & Mr Keys A/c of bills & Payments for the month of June, the latter of the receipt of Balance from Messrs Bayley & Co of £101 & pay to Mr B[eaumon]t credit at Glyn & Co.

	I have this day forwarded to your address as usual a piece of fine Silver by Jackson & Co Wagg[on] weighing 2205 3/4 Ozs. The piece of Silver which has been returned was made at Blaydon under Mr Pattinson’s immediate inspection. I have drawn his attention to the inconsistency & trust it will not again occur. This is the second piece from that Refinery which has turned out impure since his appointment  and the only silver we have had any serious complaints about.

      Mr Donkin has received Mr Beaumonts letter relative to the proposal of the Bishops Agents. I believe we shall find the parties very difficult to deal with & I feel confident they will not meet Mr Beaumonts views.

      Messrs Locke Blackett & Co have purchased 2000 p[iece]s of Ref[ined] Lead at £13 for 22 cwt of the Duke of Cleveland It is very clear [he] has not known the state of the market having refused since to increase the quantity and I wish we could devise any means of giving him occasional information on the subject. Mr Bolam his Land Agent, for his estates at <Hart> resides here but it is at present from home. As soon as he returns I will get him to write to the Duke & state that I shall be glad to give him an account of the state of the market Monthly or quarterly if his Grace will condescend to receive it. The Duke’s mines are not producing much at present, but he has a large stock of Lead at his Mills.

					I am Sir BJ            

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