Adam Trinno to Moses Austin, 02-10-1814

Summary: Lead trade.

Charleston 10 February 1814


Having lost my partner Mr Cox some time ago, I address you in my own name, and reply to your favor of the 2nd last month, received two days ago, Stating your being interested in the making of Shot and roll lead, both are in demand, but even our present high rates, would not pay carriage from Nashville and during the war, we have no Safe water Conveyance, from New Orleans— $20 per hundred has been paid for Cotton to the northern States and I presume full that would be ask'd from Nashville to this— the present price is 18 to $20 for Shot and rolls, and when peace, will drop to 12@ 15$. The Sizes of Shot most Saleable are from the Size above mustard to BB viz Bird, Snipe, High duck and Bristol Blue for Turkeys—with some Buck of moderate Size, the rolls are generally in demand, the pig or bars are now got in our own State, but not of a very good quality and but little used—I regret that I cannot give better encouragement to industry—if any favorable change I will drop you a line on the Subject—

Respectfully am Sir

Adam Trinno [Rubric]

Mr Moses Austin Mine a Burton Missouri

My usual Signature is A. Trinno [Rubric]