Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 14 Dec 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 14 Dec 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Key
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Thos Key Limehouse							Dec 14th 1833

Your letter of the 3rd inst was not forwarded to me for some days or you should have heard from me sooner. I am glad Messrs Grace & Co have so willingly met the error in the invoice.  I am advised by Mr Hodgson of your having purchased of him 3000 P[iece]s Ordinary Ref[ine]d Lead, and at the same price Viz £15 p[er fodder. Mr Crawhall called upon me yesterday and I then stated to him in that we would not deliver any selected refined Lead before the middle or end of March and that our selling price was £16, but that I would let you have 1000 P[iece]s at £15-10 to be delivered at that period. As it however appears that Mr Hodgson would have sold you that quantity at the same Price he obtained for the Ordinary, had he been here we could have del[ivere]d it. I am willing – with <J HW> concurrence that your purchase be extended to that quantity. Our present price of Ref[ine]d Lead is £16 Ordinary £15-10 and Litharge £16-10-

If from 100 to 200 P[iece]s of Selected Ref[ined] would be of great advantage to you we will endeavour to let you have it immediately and the whole 1000 P[iece]s as soon asa we possibly can.


Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467