Letter – Nicholas Walton to Jonathan Airey – 28 May 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 May 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Jonathan Airey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Stock 30 Septem 1779         2266

Delivered from Langley Mill  9313  11579

Sold and delivered           4963

Sold and not delivered       2600   7563

Yet unsold                   4016

                                       LS   OS   RS    L  Total

Stock as above                        220   10  936  1100  2266

Delivered as above from Langley Mill  336  113  903  7961  9313

                                      556  123 1839  9061 11579

Sold & delivered & not delivered      500       840  6223  7563

Unsold 28 May 1780                     56  123  999  2838  4106

Mr Jona Airey


Dear Jonathan

      I send you as above an exact account of the Quantitys of Lead which we have now in hand unsold after delivery of the whole of Doctor Halls 3000L and 1200 RS&LS and there are only 1465 of that which is unsold now on the Road which I expect will all be at Newcastle in the Course of 14 Days or Three Weeks at farthest.   In a Month we shall begin delivering a fresh from the Mill and will be able to produce 1000 pieces per Month or better from that time til next June.  I do not think there is the least objection to letting Dr Hall know the Quantity we have unsold but as to speculation of produce from June to June that may as well be kept to yourself.  I wish the Doctor could be prevailed upon to take the Lead which he wants to compleat the Sales made to him which will as I reckon be 2400L and 200 RS, as room will be much wanted in the Warehouse.     I am

      Yours etc 

      N W Junr

PS. You see there is great room to proceed with the Sale.

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