Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 9 Nov 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 9 Nov 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Key
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Tho[ma]s Key Esq	London					Nov 9th 1833


I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 6th inst covering 13 together am[oun]ts to £1690.6.10 which with £3000 paid to F.H. & Co on the 5th inst we carry to the credit of the London Works. We further credit the London works with the payment of £2061.12.1 paid to Messrs <Intock> & Co for the repairs of the Wh[ar]f Wall, debiting Mr Beaumonts private Acct with the same. At your request the invoice of the 70 Casks of Litharge shipped to your address on the 4th of July last. I shall be glad to hear you have received the Sum given anticipate to recover from The <Lever ….> Lee & Co. I have advice of the London Company having sold 3000 P[iece]s Refined lead at £15 per fodder. I made a Sale of the same quantity at that price, ten days ago – which Price we now consider established and quote Litharge at £15-10 per Ton.


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