Letter – Nicholas Walton to Newham Nicholson – 8 Jan 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jan 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Newham Nicholson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Newham Nicholson.             				Farnacres 8th January 1771

Mr Nicholson

      Yesterday I received a Letter from Mr Mulcaster Agent at Langley Lead Mill acquainting me that he has received only 32 Casks of Bone Ashes and that there only now in the Carriers Hands 15 making together 47, these are what the Carriers say, all they have received at the Warehouse, so there should, by this Account, now be in Mr <Laton’s> custody in the Warehouse no less than 53.  Total Do recd from London 100.

      I desire you will make immediate Enquiry into this matter as for the Account you sent me, you make 19 more delivered the Carriers than they admit.  Youll let me hear from you as soon as you have compleated this Enquiry. 

      I dont hear of any Carriers having had Bone Ashes delivered them but Corbett and Johnson.  I am 

      Your Hble Servt 

      Nich Walton Junr 

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