Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Read Lucas & Reads – 31 May 1799

Document Type: Letters
Date: 31 May 1799
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Read Lucas & Reads
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads                                                    Newcastle   May 31st  1799


Gentn.   I have this day sent you by Jno. Pickersgill the Leeds Carrier a P[iec]e fine Silver, Containing Fourteen Hundred & Seventy Ounces, also have shipt on board the John & Mary Capt. Barrowby of Hull, for you one Ton of Test Bottoms (in four Casks) which I desire you will place to Account with Thos Richd Beaumont Esq. as below, & advise me on your receipt of the same.  

                                   I am etc    J .E. B.

For a Pe fine Silver qty 1470 oz at 5s/9d P Ounce £422 12s 6d          

For 19 Cwt 2 Qrs of Test Bottoms at £3 3sP Ton       3  1  6

For Wherry hire & Sufferance of Test Bottoms            3                                                                                                     

                                                 £ 425 17  0

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