Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 7 Mar 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 7 Mar 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Finlay & Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Finlay Hodgson & Co							March 7 / 33

Dear Sirs	

      I am in rect Of your lre of the 5th Inst this morning & note your Sale of 1500 p[iece]s of Lead to Walkers at £13 & £13/10 to deliver in Apl May & June. I contracted yesterday with  Messrs James & Co of this place for two to four thousand pieces at the same price. Payment in cash Six Months from that date. It will be principally taken in Refd Lead. I want  this to be filled up this week.

	Mr Pattinson is preparing a report upon the Common Lead. It shall be sent you in a few days. I believe we must endeavour to abstract the silver from the Refble Lead by a more speedy process & convert a portion of it which the Silver has been so exhausted into Common Lead. Mr Pattinson is going to take out a Patent for the Process on his own account. Mr Beaumont will of course have the benefit of the discovery (under his Agreement with Mr Pattinson) clear of any charge.

      Can you favour me with one of mr Walter Hales prospectuses.	

					I am Sir  BJ

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