Letter – Henry Errington – 1 Dec 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Dec 1768
Correspondent: Henry Errington
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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I propose to the Honourable the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital to take a Lease from them for Seven, Fourteen or Twenty one years from Michs. 1768, of all their Dues of Lead Ore which shall be raised in the Manor of Alstone Moor and to pay for the same as hereaftermentioned Viz

To fix the Price of Lead at the Standard or rate of Fourteen Pounds Seven Shillings and Six Pence the Newcastle Fodder, and at that price to pay for the Ore at the rate of Two Pounds thirteen Shillings PBing and so in Proportion as Lead shall be higher or lower at Newcastle Markett.

The Price of Lead to be settled Annualy at some Time in every year betwixt the first day of May and the 29th day of September by two different Persons Conversant in the Lead Trade at Newcastle upon Tyne and there residing The one of them to be named by the Commissioners or their Agents and the other of them by myself and if such two Persons cannot agree that then the same be Referred by the said two Referees to such third Person as they shall think proper to chuse And that his determination shall be conclusive as to the price of Lead.

         I further propose to take a Lease of your Smelting Mill for the above Term And pay you for the same after the Rate of Fifty Pounds pAnnum.

Dcebr. 1st 1768. Heny. Errington

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