Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 23 Nov 1832

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Nov 1832
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Finlay & Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Messrs Finlay Hodgeson & Co London				Newcastle Nov 23rd 1832


Dear Sirs

      I have duly received your letter of the 21st Inst advising me of your having paid £265–6s-10d to the credit of Mr Bt at Messrs Glynn & Co to be accounted for to Messrs Batson Berry & Co also £2 paid on you’re A/c to Messrs Lewis.

      I am glad the experimentation on the Silver has proved so satisfactory. Mr Wm Parker is under a mistake in stating the value of Litharge at £1 per ton more than Common Lead. Messrs  Walkers Parker & Co were always charged by Mr Crawhall £1 per ton above the price of Refd Lead. Mr Wm Parker has made but one purchase of Litharge on his own account which he made of W Bt And it must be to that purchase he alludes when he states to be £1 above common Lead. I believe our Litharge to be excellent & it will maintain its price of £1 above Refd Ld. I have had some inquiries after Lead & I hope in a few days to advise of having sold at £13-10/- & £12 – 6 mon credit.

      I hear of no sales here & trifling at Stockton since I last wrote to you. The Hudgill Burn Compy are the only large holders here & they will not be the first to give way in Price. Mr Bt is expected here on Wednesday next.

      I am Dr Sir Yr mo Obt Servt  Benjm Johnson

PS Mr Hall has obtained an order for the Fifty Casks of Litharge which will be deld tomorrow

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