Letters – Joshua Straker to Thomas Emerson – 22 Dec 1796

Document Type: Letters
Date: 22 Dec 1796
Correspondent: Joshua Straker
Recipient: Thomas Emerson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Mr Thos Emerson Junr                                                            Newcastle    22 Decemr 1796

        Newhouse  Weardale

Dr Sir	The Qty of Rye sent to Weardale Mines since the 16th Novemr 1795 is 505 Bolls & of Barley 185 Bolls the Prices to be charged to the Workmen as below there is a difference in the Price of the Rye on Accot of the Reduction that took place in May last

                                                                                  I am etc  J.S

355 Bolls Rye    @ 15/- Free of Carriage

150   Do         @  8/-    Do

185 Bolls Barley @  9/-    Do

N.B.  The first of the Rye at the Reduced Price was sent on the 17th May last.

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