Letter – Nicholas Walton to James Mulcaster – 1 Jul 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jul 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: James Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr James Mulcaster.                     	Farnacres July 1st 1773

Mr Mulcaster


       Your Letter of the 15th Ult was duely received but we have not had an opportunity of consulting together upon the request contained therein til within these few days and now take the first opportunity, since that, of writing to you in answer.

       As it will at all times give us pleasure to oblige the Company when we can properly do it and as your Brother acquaints us we can spare one of our Slag Hearth Men for a while without loss to the Undertaking at Langley Mill you may have one for such time as your Brother thinks he can be wanted without inconvenience; and as the Men may be somewhat averse to going to Nenthead Mill we shall write to your Brother along with this Letter and desire he will as from us request one of them to go and make tryal of your Slags.

       We are Sir your most hble Servts

       NW Junr  J S 

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