Letter – Nicholas Walton to Newham Nicholson – 2 Mar 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Mar 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Newham Nicholson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Newham Nicholson. 					Farnacres. 2nd March 1770

Mr Nicholson

      I desire youll send me by the Bearer, who will wait for it, a particular Account of the Stock of Materials belonging to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital in the Lead Warehouse Viz

A Weigh Beam with Chains and Wood Bottoms framed wth Iron

Weights of Cast Iron with Rings weighing   Cwt Qrs at 12 s p cwt 

Small weights Weighing     lbs     at 1 1/2d P lb

A Pair of Triangles and an Iron Swivel

If there is any thing else you will add to it.

      I find Thomas Ions is in distress about a Demand made by the Duke of Northumberland of 4d P Ton for all Lead laid down at Newburn. Pray let him know that we cannot expect he is to pay this out of his own Pocket and that he must bring down our Lead with all possible expedition. We will see him paid his Disbursements on this Acct. at home or his Man should be seen this day or in case you cannot see either you may send him two Lines by some of the Newburn People who may be in Newcastle this day. I am

      Your Hble Servt


PS I expect you will receive about One Thousand pieces of Lead between this and the 10th instant.

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