Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Smeaton – 21 Sep 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Sep 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Smeaton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
To Mr Smeaton.                                  				Farnacres 21st September 1770

Dear Brother

      As it is almost Eight I have only time to inform you that the Silver is Safe arrived and that you will receive herewith the Copys of Case and Opinion and Letter to Mr Hunter about the perverse Behaviour of the Barr keeper indeed I think probably without directions from the [underlined: ‘Commissioners’]. I have given Mr Mulcaster full Orders respecting this matter and believe we shall not have much difficulty but there is no such thing as judging where we have a parcel of Moles to deal with.

      The Companys Mill Agents Salarys addition commanded at Mudsummer except one, this I had from Mr Tweedale, after asking it; at the same time I told him we had no right to ask what the advances were as I understood that was a thing which they chose to keep to themselves and certainly we had not the least right to expect an Answer if we made the request; he did not seem inclined I found if I had moved it to him what were the advances.

      I have been so hurried today that I have no doubt when I tell you so that you will excuse all the blunders etc and am

             Sir yours very sincerely 

             		Nich Walton Junr

PS.  Rampgill & Carr and the Cash Book 

          We all join best respects.

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467