Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 11 Jun 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 11 Jun 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Finlay & Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co  London			N.Castle June 11th 1833

Dear Sirs 

	I have duly received your letter of 7th inst advising the receipt of £273 ..15..4 from Messrs Grace & Freeman and payment of the same after deducting £133..6..6 received here from Mr Donkin to your credit to Glyn & Co as usual. I have seen Mr Batson respecting the order of payment for £2500 to Mr Bell at Glyn & Co and it appears they would receive your order on the day your letter was written. This arises from Mr Batson having to advise our Bankers at Berwick and they Glyn & Co by which some delay takes place.

I have requested him to pay a further sum of £500 to Glyn & Co on the same account. These two sums will enable Mr Bell to pay Messrs Cliffords and Mr Lees half years Annually due some time this month. I had a letter from Mr Beaumont last week requesting to know what possible tenders for supplies for the mines had been obtained since I came into office. I now send to you for his information such as I have from time to time received and written to him more fully upon the subject for you joint information. It is difficult to obtain tenders to remain in force any length of time and I consider it the best mode to to get occasionally several of the leading Tradesmen a statement of their prices and select from them.

      If you or Mr Beaumont can point out any better arrangement I shal be glad to adopt it . I have a few of the returns of prices that Mr Beaumont may see how it has been done.

June 12th

      I have this morning received your letter of the 10th and assure you I have my hands full of business. Mr Backhouse has been subpoenaed to Wakefield by Mr Rogers to give evidence before the Chancery Commissioners in a suit Mr Beaumont & <Wucter> <Gildern v <Thorniton> and left this morning.

      Mr Beaumont requires an abstract of the Election Acct with names of Committees Polling Clerks etc-etc- to make which at all intelligible or useful will occupy a considerable time. The whole of last week was taken up in going to the mines with the subsistances and collecting information relating to the Election which remains still incomplete. 

      Mr Donkin has received your report. I am going to meet him and Mr W[ilia]m Crawhall who is just arrived, to discuss matters of general business – this may prevent me writing to Mr Beaumont until tomorrow should our interview last long.

      Mr Donkin has written to Mr Griffith the Bishops Law agent on the renewal – as soon as we hear from him you shall know the result.

      I sent yesterday by Jackson & Co Waggon carr[iag]e paid to your address at the Bullion office a piece of fine Silver – Weight Seven Hundred and Eight and one quarter Ounces which I hope you will receive safe. Messrs Storr & Mortimer’s price is a little below your sales in which account I send it to you. 

        				I am dear Sir Yours truly  Benjn Johnson      

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