Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 17 Oct 1832

Document Type: Letters
Date: 17 Oct 1832
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Finlay & Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co				Newcastle on Tyne  Octr 17th 1832

Dear Sirs,							

      Your letter of the 9th Inst came to hand this morning after a most circuitous rout last from Scarbro’  I have written to Mr Key relative to the account to be met by him of the Limehouse works to the 10th Augt 1831. The Book you allude to together with the perspective a/c Balance sheets and the actual cost pr fother of Lead smelted in 1831 shall be forwarded pr Coach on Saturday next you state £10 – 10s as the value to be put upon Lead pr Fother and on the Litharge in proportion in the transfer to the Exhors when you were here we thought £11 – 10s the fair value. At which of these prices do you think it ought to be returned. We have nothing doing in the Lead Market here. I still hope to see £13 -f £12/10 obtained if the Lead Co hold firm.

I go up to the Mines next Monday & shall be absent all the week.

      I have just heard on good authority that Maltbys have purchased 900 f Lead Slag of the GH at £11-15s this clears them of all their Lead.

					I am Dear Sir Your most Obdt Servt

      Benj 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