Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 23 Jul 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Jul 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Finlay & Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Finlay Hodgson	 							23rd July 1833

D[ea]r Sir

I am in receipt of your letter of the 19th Inst advising of your having sold, two pieces of Silver & of payments of the net proceeds £ 567.1.11 after deducting £19.17.2 charged upon a former piece  to Mr B[eaumon]ts credit with Messrs Glyn& Co as usual. I have this day forwarded by Jackson & Co Waggon to your address another piece of fine silver from Blagill Mill weight 1243 1/4 Ozs. 

      As our cash balance with Messrs Batson& Co is considerable there is no need to draw on Mr W[ilia]m Parker & he may pay the am[oun]t of his a/c with Interest in Cash in October.

      I note your sale of 50 Casks Litharge to him at £14.10/- . I have sold 70 Casks at that price to Messrs Grace & Yallop. I do not think we can support more than 10/- above the price of Ref[ined] Lead for Litharge since there is so great competition in that Article. At that price it leaves a good profit.

      Your Six Months credit is a good arrangement. <…> well that the Co[mpan]y have agreed to do the same     

      I am surprized to hear that Mr Key denies to some of the London Houses that he has made any purchase at £13-10/- & £14 indeed that he has made any purchase at all.

      Messrs <Mocaltor> & Goldsmith in deducting £90.17.2 have twice charged for the Carriage. Breakerage and Porterage. The sum to be deducted should have been £9.4.8.

      				I am Sir BJ   

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