Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Smeaton – 18 Mar 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Mar 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Smeaton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Smeaton.                         				Farnacres 18 Mar 1775

Dear Brother

       I inclose you a Sketch of what I think will answer the end best in point of situation for the additional Buildings at Langley Mill, which I desire you will be so good as give a consideration and that you will bring it with you when you come here in April as I have no Copy

       You also receive inclosed a Copy of any Letter to Mr Ibbetson of yesterdays date.  I am joined by my Wife in best respects and good wishes to you Sister and Family and am

       Dear Brother    Yrs very sincerely 

       N W Jr 

PS You will remember that the Centre of the Axis of the Refinery Wheel lies considerably below the Floor of the Refinery.  I think 5 feet. I understand that Mountain Ash is often used for Coggs and Rounds I shd be glad of your opinion as to this and whether you think this Wood will make good Stampers for the Stamp Mill. The Stamp Mill is proposed to be built at the Tail of the Refinery Water Race.

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