Letters – Isaac Wilkinson to John Erasmus Blackett – 6 Nov 1798

Document Type: Letters
Date: 6 Nov 1798
Correspondent: Isaac Wilkinson
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 209
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									Chesterfield Nov 6th 1798

Dear Sir

      I duly received your esteemed favour of the 2nd instant advising me of the Sales of Lead which you have made, also the present note of your Market, and your sentiments on the Trade, all of which I think myself greatly obliged to you for.     I perfectly agree with you in opinion, there is great probability there will be between now & the Spring a demand for Lead, and an advance in price in consequence of the two late naval victories, these will be consider the quantities of Lead Exported to Turkey and Italy &c. 

      The price of Derbyshire Lead is only nominal at £16.6s at Hull, the stocks on hand are but small and the quantity of Ore raised in this County now is very little indeed, & will continue so during the Winter.  I was told the other day Messrs Walkers  Company were very desirous of buying Lead on speculation, which plainly shows their sentiments on the subject, they think the price is as low as it will be.

      Mrs Wilkinson and Miss Margaret Golightly who is now at Tapton House join me in respectful compliments to yourself & Mrs Collingwood.

      I am with great regard	Dear Sir

		Your most Obedt H'ble Serv

					Isaac Wilkinson

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