Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 17 Oct 1832

Document Type: Letters
Date: 17 Oct 1832
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Key
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Thos Key						Newcastle on Tyne October 17th 1832


Dear Sir							

      I have to acknowledge rectg of your letter so far back as 29th ultm advising of your having paid £1000. to Bp of Drm & £3000 to the credit of TW Beaumont Esqr with Batson & Co for which sums we give you credit. I certainly should have noticed it sooner had I not expected to hear from Mr  Hodgson, which I have done this morning under date of the 9th inst.

	Mr Hodgsons letter was sent under cover to Mr Beaumont & has made a very circuitous route. We are preparing a general statement of the mining a/cs as they stood on the 10th of Augt 1831 for the Exors of the late Mrs Beaumont to be laid before Mr Lock & Mr Donkin, & will thank you at your earliest convenience to forward me a similar statement of the Limehouse Works as they stood at that date. Mr Hodgson will have communicated with upon it.

	I am sorry to say our lead market still contin[ue]s to be flat, but I have no doubt if the large holders for sale keep firm for a short time £13 & £12/10 will be obtained. It is clear Maltbys are out of stock & anxious to purchase. The G H agents have committed a great blunder by selling them two small parcels at £12/10 Refd Lead, at which price no other house would have sold.				I am Dear Sir Yours truly

						Benj Johnson  

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