Billington & Son to Carter Paterson & Co.
LETTER, SAMUEL F. BILLINGTON
& SON, SOLICITORS WHITBY, TO MESSRS. CARTER, PATERSON & CO., LONDON.
Herewith please receive invoice of goods sent
by Great Northern Railway. Same are to be delivered at Carfax, near Purfleet,
immediately on receipt at goods station King's Cross. The house is at present
empty, but enclosed please find keys, all of which are labelled.
will please deposit the boxes, fifty in number, which form the consignment, in
the partially ruined building forming part of the house and marked 'A' on rough
diagrams enclosed. Your agent will easily recognize the locality, as it is the
ancient chapel of the mansion. The goods leave by the train at 9:30 tonight, and
will be due at King's Cross at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon. As our client wishes the
delivery made as soon as possible, we shall be obliged by your having teams ready
at King's Cross at the time named and forthwith conveying the goods to destination.
In order to obviate any delays possible through any routine requirements as to
payment in your departments, we enclose cheque herewith for ten pounds, receipt
of which please acknowledge. Should the charge be less than this amount, you can
return balance, if greater, we shall at once send cheque for difference on hearing
from you. You are to leave the keys on coming away in the main hall of the house,
where the proprietor may get them on his entering the house by means of his duplicate
"Pray do not take us as exceeding the bounds of business courtesy
in pressing you in all ways to use the utmost expedition.
dear Sirs, Faithfully yours, SAMUEL F. BILLINGTON & SON"