Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Smeaton – 26 Feb 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Feb 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Smeaton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Part of Mr Walton Junrs Letter of 26th of February To Mr Smeaton

      I have ordered all the Lead in the Warehouse and Yard at Newcastle to be Overhauled and after the Carriage is done, that is, after all the Lead which was delivered to Christmas last, when the Carriage was Stopped is got to Newcastle we must have that Overhauled too in order that we may know whether there is any awanting or not. This will not cost anything extraordinary, as they will Weigh it at the same Time, and Pile it ready to be delivered when Sold. So Mr Nicholson tells me.

      I think we are doing better at the Lead Mill a good deal than last Year and have no doubt the Hospital will in a general way get more Money by Smelting than Selling their Ore.

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