Letters – Benjamin Johnson to W Blackett – 5 Sep 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 5 Sep 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: W Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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W. F. Blackett Esq  Bonridge					Sep[tember] 5th 1833

We are at a stand at the mines wanting Gunpowder and cannot obtain a single Bar[rel] in the town. It is a serious inconvenience and shall fell obliged if you will remedy it as soon as possible. I have been obliged on several occasions to purchase of Messrs Bradshaw & Anderson at an addoner of 26 s/t. on your Contract and I fear Messrs <Pigon> & Co may be dissatisfied to allow as the difference, but to which we are fully entitled, having had an offer from Mr Wakefield of Kendal at 40/-  whose Powder on trial was much approved of by the miners.			B[enjamin] J[ohnson] 

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