Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 3 Oct 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 3 Oct 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Finlay & Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Messrs Finlay hodgson & Co	London				Oct 3rd 1833

      In ans[wer] to your letter of the 28th & 30th ult you will see by the enclosed return of Stock at Blaydon that we are enabled to deliver Messrs Maltby Son & Co the whole of their last purchase of 5000 p[iece]s and have given them an Order for delivery of same. They are now shipping their purchase of Slag Lead for Petersburgh via Hull, as no Ships from this Port will take Lead for the Baltic after the month of Sept. Messrs Walker & Co are doing the same. Messrs Grace and Freeman 2000 p[iece]s selected Refined Lead will be shipped on receiving their instructions. I am glad that the Contract states the Payment to be six Months from date of Contract I trust Mr Key will have made the Payment of £1000 to the Bishop of Durham on the 30thult as usual. I enclose Monthly Cash Out, Sales and Bankers Out. Del[ivere]d Jackson & Co two pieces fine Silver Address Finlay Hodgson & Co weighing together 2119 1/2 ounces on the 30th Sept.

					B. 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