Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 17 Aug 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 17 Aug 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Finlay & Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co	London					Aug 17 1833

      Annexed you have a statement of the Stock of Lead unsold at Blaydon and the respective Mills on the 31st July after sales of last week are deducted, and 15,000 P[iece]s of the Ordinary refined Lead are supposed to be recast into Common of 11 St[one] Pieces.

The Lead at the Mills will be delivered at Blaydon by the end of next Month

      I have considered only 15.000 of the 23.000 to be recast to leave a sufficient quantity of Ordinary refined [Lead] to meet our sales of ref[ine]d Lead in the proportion of One third. If necessary 5,000 frs more may be applied.

      500 frs will be recast next week and from 500 to 800 weekly afterwards. To effect which some additional Pans  will have to be set.

      I did not arrive until yesterday after a tedious Passage, and have been engaged all day with Mr Donkin which prevents me giving you the required information on other matters but will furnish it in the course of next week.

      A Piece of fine Silver was forwarded to you as usual on the 27th ult weight 941 3/4 Ounces and a second this day weight 1763 ounces. The [£] 330-6-7 rec[eive]d for the piece of Silver last sold. I conclude you have carried to your credit on account of the £600 due to you for commuted commission due June 30th.

WB Lead Office 						I remain Sir

August 17 1833						Benj{amin] Johnson

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467