Letter – Martin Morrison to Bosquet & Brothers – 21 Jun 1817

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jun 1817
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Bosquet & Brothers
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      NCastle 21th June 1817

Messrs Bosquet & Brothers – Lisle

I have received your esteemed Letter of the 12 instant, and you would before this time, have received an offer of Lead from me, according to my promise in London, had I on my return from thence, found our Stock increased, so as to have been enabled to do it. –Under the present deficiency I can not offer you more than 100 Tons of WB Lead at £19 pfor of 21Cwt payable by a Bill at 3 months date from Shipment or acceptance, upon an approved House in London; and this exclusive of Shipping charges which amount to about £3/9s per Ton. The freight from hence to Dunkirk and Rouen I am informed has been 20s/ p Ton and 2/3<sd> port charges, but there is a difficulty in getting Ships to load Lead without a portion of Coals as part of the Cargo. – the Tonnage of those usually freighted varying fom 80 to 120 Tons.- The offer I now make you of 100 Tons, or a less quantity if it suits your purpose better I engage to deliver on receiving your answer in course of Port, and which can be shipped in a French vessel on her arrival at this port, provided I am informed of your acceptance of the Lead, a few days before the docs arrive. –

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