Letter – Nicholas Walton to Newham Nicholson – 28 Jan 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Jan 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Newham Nicholson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Newham Nicholson. 					Farnacres 28th January 1771.

Mr Nicholson

      I have examined all the Castings and find them right, or so nearly so, that they dont require being altered except the last Quantity delivered to Edw. Mosley Esq & Co. which as I have taken it down, is as follows

Decr 28th Edwd Mosley Esq & Co L 600 43 fo 3 cwt 3 qtr at 14 2/8 £613 5 10 1/2

By our casting we make it £615 5 10 1/2


you will let me know how it should be and I will set it right.

      In an Acct. I took from you on the 11th Nov. last it appears as if there was 48 pieces of Refined Lead Sold between the 24th August & the 11th Novemr. at £14.10 & Weighing 3.9.3 wch. are not taken notice of in the Acct I got last, be so obliging as examine the whole and send me the particulars of all Lead Sold since we last Settled and including the whole Sold for which the Hospital at Greenwich have not yet been paid.

      The Quantity in the last Acct I got at the Office in Pilgrim Street is 4989 Pieces from the 36th July to the 21st December both days inclusive amounting in Value to £5,101.13.5 ½ if the above are mistakes shd be the 48 pieces £52 .4.7 ¾ more [total] £5,153.18. 1 ¼

      I am for Mr Smeaton and self Sir your hble Servant

      	N Walton Junr


PS In December when I got the acct of lead sold 11 November last the fair book where the lead Sold is entered was not then completed the whole of the lead not being then delivered.

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