Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 5 Oct 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 5 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 5th 1833


I have duly received your letter of the 2nd inst advising Sale of 1500 p[iece]s selected refined Lead to Mr Th[oma]s Thompson Cattley at £14-10. Mr Abbott his Agent at this place applied to me a few days ago to make this Purchase for him, and 1000 p[iece]s for himself; but as our Stock of selected refined Lead did not exceed 1445 p[iece]s at that time as you will see by our Return of the 30th inst. I refused to sell under £15 – When he learns the Price at which Mr Cattley has purchased I have no doubt he will renew his application for the 1000 p[iece]s and as he is a safe and regular Purchaser I cannot refuse him the quantity at the same Price. The six letters you allude to are from a man of the name of John Ridley of Hexham who has been writing weekly to Mr B[eaumon]t for some months past, to Mr B[eaumon]ts great annoyance. I will inform him that Mr B[eaumon]t is on the Continent and that his letters are not forwarded, but I have no idea he will desist. The subject of correspondence is Tithes, of which Mr B[eaumon]t is the Lay Proprietor at Hexham. I have seen Mr Parker and he will write tomorrow or Monday and fix the time for Mr Knox to come down. Mr Walter Hall is down and we expect an immediate settlement of their affairs will take place.


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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