Letter – Nicholas Walton to Joseph Hilton – 22 Mar 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Mar 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Joseph Hilton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Joseph Hilton.                        				Farnacres 22nd March 1772

Dear Sir

      I have reced your's of the 15th & 16th with the Agreement of Tynehead Farm and Acct of Ore wanting from the Mines wch agrees with that I sent you on the 12th inst.

      I have weighed the inclosed Assays and the produce from each is as follows 

The Half Pound Assay ...........4 Ounces 5 Dwts 18 Grains

The Quarter Pound Assay.......4 Ounces 18Dwts -Grains


you will acquaint Mr Wilkinson with the above and at the same time present my best compliments.

      We have had miserable stormy Weather indeed, nothing but Snow Blow and Rain.  We have some streaks of Snow yet in sight East of the House which is very uncommon with us at this time of the year.      

      I am Your hble Servt

      N W Junr 

PS. The Lead Carriers Pay will be on the 1st of April at Hexham, of which Mr Mulcaster will give you notice.

      The Mill Pay about the 7th of May; not get fixed absolutely.

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