Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 7 Feb 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Feb 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Ibbetson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Part of Messrs Walton & Smeatons Letter of 7th February 1769 to John Ibbetson Esq.

      In conformity to the Boards Commands, we have taken Mr, Erringtons Proposals under our consideration and as no new matter appears to induce us to alter the Opinion given in our Letter of the 5th September last, we advise the Commissrs. not to accept of the same, but to continue their resolution of Smelting and Refining the Dues; And as it is necessary to build at least four Houses for Workmen this Season, we inclose you an Estimate for four amounting to £143.1.9 which you are desired to lay before the Board of Directors.

P.S. We return you Mr. Erringtons Proposal. [Dated 1 Dec 1768]

Estimate of the Expence of Building Housing for Workmen employed at Langley Smelting Mill as follows:


Building two Houses 46feet long by 19 Broad outside measure and 13 feet high including foundation to be covered with Heath						£71.10.10 1/2

Building two others of the same dimensions also to be Covered with Heath	£71.10.10 1/2

                                    									£143. 1. 9

NOTE. The above is Carriage exclusive

                                              Farnacres 7th February 1769

                                                Nich. Walton Junr

                                                      J. Smeaton

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