Letter – W Smith to John Erasmus Blackett – 19 Jun 1797

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jun 1797
Correspondent: W Smith
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 211
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      Gladllys, near Holywell Flints[hire] 19th June 1797

John Erasmus Blacket Esq.


  By a Letter from my Brother Thomas I understand you are disposed to sell me 100 Tons of Litharge deliverable at your Works at Blaydon 20C[wt] of 112lb pr C  at £16 per ton provided it is not for the London Merchants.

  I have consulted my friends, who say the price is too high to answer their purpose, therefore must decline it for the present.

  The Lead Trade is exceeding dull here except what little has been done in the Litharge, which was sold at £16 to £16.5 per ton 120lb pr 20C per ton on Board. The Stocks of Lead are very considerable & increasing daily. £16 per ton may be called the Nominal Price.

  I am Sir, your most Humble Servant

  		W Smith


John Erasmus Blacket Esq. at T.R.Beaumont Esqs office, west Gate St, Newcastle

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