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Mr Chrisr. Bell. Farnacres 16th November 1770 Mr Bell As soon as our other Business would permit we took under our consideration the Lead Carriage between Langley Lead Mill and the Hospitals Warehouse in Newcastle and have determined to make an advance of One Penny Per Piece, the prices and conditions as below and you are desired to acquaint all the Carriers with this alteration. We are Sir your most Hble Servts Nich Walton Junr J Smeaton PS You must inform the Carriers that the Lead Carriage from the Mill will be Stopped at Christmas til the whole of the Lead delivered to that time shall be got to Newcastle and the sooner the Carriers get that done the better for them as we shall make a clear Pay immediately afterwards, let the Time be when it will. Per piece d From Langley Mill to Hexham 4 1/2 From Hexham to warehouse in Newcastle 9 1/2 From Hexham to Newburn 8 1/2 NB The Bankage at Newburn must be paid out of the 8 1/2d From Newburn to the Warehouse at Newcastle 1 The above alteration to take place from last pay Duplicate of the above sent Mr Mulcaster at same time.