Letter – James Cockshutt to Thomas Smith – 15 Sep 1806

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Sep 1806
Correspondent: James Cockshutt
Recipient: Thomas Smith
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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Mr Tho[mas] Smith Rookhope Mill					Wylam Sept 15 1806

It being determined by Mr Blackett and myself in order more correctly to determine the advantage of Roasting the Lead Ore previous to the smelting it; that Mr John Mulcaster, shall attend a tryal to be made at your Mill under his immediate inspection that he may make a faithful and correct report of the same in this tryal you will give him every assistance in your power & you will be informed by him the time when it will be convenient to him to attend the tryal. & he will give directions that a necessary quantity of the Ore to be tried be delivered at the Work under your care. Your attention to this business will oblige Col Beaumont on whose behalf I recommend it. & I am very truly your Friend & <Affection>

									James Cockshutt

It is intended that a similar experiment shall be made at the other Mills, as well as yours; in order to ascertain the difference, and advantage, if any, that the process at one Mill may have over another.						Yours 	CB     
with a footnote from Christopher Blackett

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