Letters – Isaac Wilkinson to John Erasmus Blackett – 18 Aug 1799

Document Type: Letters
Date: 18 Aug 1799
Correspondent: Isaac Wilkinson
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 209
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Chesterfield August 18th 1799

Dear Sir 

	Yesterday I was informed there had been a parcel of Derbyshire lead sold lately at Hull at £18.10. pr Fo[ther] in consequence of this Sale, we expect firstly to obtain higher prices than that, say £18.10 for a quantity, as Pig Lead is just now much enquired after, by the London Houses also by W. F. and Co. [Walker & Fishwick, Elswick] of your Town, by this, it plainly shows they expect it will advance  between now & Mich[aelma]s. 

      I will be much obliged to you if you will be so kind as to favour me with a line to say if you have made any sales, since I had the pleasure of hearing from you also if you have had many applications for Pig Lead lately.    Mrs Wilkinson desires her best Compliments.  I am with best respects  Dear Sir your most obedient Svt  Isaac Wilkinson.

£18.10 pr Fo[ther] has been refused for Yorkshire Lead at Hull

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