Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Dickinson – 18 Sep 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Sep 1792
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Dickinson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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Mr Dickinson						Farnacres 18 Septem[be]r 1792

       We have rec[eive]d yours of the 12th and are very much pleased with your having been so particular about the Ore Carriers Galloways & the usage as to Carrying Ore, and inclosed therewith, Duke Forrests Letter ab[ou]t the Impounding of the Brownley Hill Co. Ore Carriers; the further Queries given you relative to this busyness when we saw you at Langley Mills the Strata in Nent

Force Level for the last 10 fathoms; and the length of the Iron sent you for lining part of Nent Force

Level Waggon Way; but I desire to know the breadth and thickness with exactness of each piece of Iron. I believe the Iron is 1/8th In. thick & 2 In. & 2/5ths broad I however desire to know and as you have got Rails and Iron & know what each cost I desire to know against I come to Alston what the expense of laying a Fathom of Level with Rails lined will cost. I reckon 2 lengths of Iron each 6 feet w[hi]ch will lay a Fathom will cost including Carriage 2s.6d.

       I am y[ou]r h[um]ble serv[an]t

       Nich Walton Junr

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