Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Hodgson – 6 Jan 1834

Document Type: Letters
Date: 6 Jan 1834
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: John Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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John Hodgson Esq							Jan 6th 1833

      I had the pleasure to receive your letter of the 4thinst this morning and am glad Mr <W[alke]r> approves of all that has been <done> in his absence. I wrote to him at <….>gate on Sat[urda]y and Mr Donkin to the same place yesterday.

      Mr Parker called this morning to say he sh[oul]d write [to] his partner Mr Walker to pay for the 15,000 p[iece]s purchased on the 7th of August last by three equal payments in Cash at Glyns & Co on the 20th Jan[uar]y 20thFeb[ruar]y and 20th March. I told him I should leave it to you and Mr Walker to <estab[lish]> whether such payments would be accepted <inst…> an allowance of future <..> as the whole would due on the 7th of Feb[ruar]y as the prior pay[men]t in Jan[uar]y w[oul]d not compensate for the extra credit upon the Pay[men]t in March. The amount is £14,785_11_0 Mr Parker says he considers they are entitled to an offer of the 1500 P[iece]s common Slag at £14 as a part of their late purchase and that he shall decline to purchase any Slag above that price. I therefore consider your <party> with Mr Walker advised of on the 23rd Dec[embe]r at an end.

      In my letter to Mr Beaumont I stated fully every circumstance respecting Mr Backhouse and want his answer before I finally approach any one to his situation. I have warned a person I think very suitable to fill the situation – he is 32 years of age & is at present a Schoolmaster at Newbiggin, a village in this neighbourhood. I have known him several years and he bears an excellent character. I shall be glad to receive the Copying Machine and directed the Capt[ain] of one of your traders to call upon you and bring it down- but if already sent off all the better.    
Letter dated 1833 but must be 1834

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