Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 12 Jan 1796

Document Type: Letters
Date: 12 Jan 1796
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Thos Rd Beaumont Esqr                                                            NewCastle 12th Jany 1796

M.P.   Portman square London

Dear Sir	

      I have the Pleasure to acquaint you that I have this day made a Sale to the several London Houses & Walkers & Fishwick of 12,500 p[iece]s of Lead, (two thirds Com[m]on, & one third Refined) at £20 per Foth[e]r to be paid for in Bills due in 6 Months, this is certainly a very good Sale, & will settle the price so that it will, (I expect) be rather higher than lower during the Year; had I made a larger Sale the quantity could not be brought down in time to obtain the payment in 6 Months.  The open Weather has been much against our gettg down the Lead, & I am under a necessity of giving an advance on that Account, notwithstanding which, there are about 20,000 P[iece]s of Lead from the several Mills at this time on the Road.  You may be assured that every prudence shall be taken to have them brought down to Blaydon as soon as possible.  The small parcels of Lead that I may sell will be at £20.10s Litharge £21.  The payments for the Lead will become due the middle of April amount to about £31,000 the other payments will make good the Subsistance for 4 Months, the Lead Carriage Pay in Feby amounting to about £1700, Candles, Corn & other Payments.  On the 7th inst I paid to Messrs Surtees, Burdon & Co £3000 on your Account.

	The enclosed letter I received of Mr Carr I wait for your directions as to that matter  I am with best Comp[liment]s to Mrs Beaumont & yourself in which my Daughter desires to join                                      Dear Sir   Yours etc


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