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Farnacres 1st March 1782. Messrs. Mulcaster I am exceedingly vexed indeed on acct. of the falling of the outer Leaf of the Refinery Wall, and desire immediate Steps may be taken for getting the <Damage> repaired; but in case the Wall which supports the Outer End of the Axis will stand ‘til the Season gets better, I shd. be very glad of that, and then there will be time to get every thing ready before beginning to make the Repair, and I wish too that the whole of the Refining of this years Quantity might be got finished before this work is done, but if there is any real Hazard of the Wall which supports the Axis tumbling, it must be done immediately; I however rather imagine there is little fear of that, but as you are upon the Spot you will best be able to judge most clearly it will be necessary to take the whole down to the Bottom, that is, I mean the Inner Leaf, and it will also be proper to take down every part of the Wall both at Top and Bottom that appears to be the least faulty, and to found it well, and tye effectually. Most excellent Tyes may be had from the Flag Quarry, for as I remember they will cut very fair and consequently will make a fair face both on the Inside of the Wheel Case, and the outside of the Wall. I need not say more at present except that in the making up of the Lime for the rebuilding of this Wall, I wd. have you make use of fine Slags and Smithycam, and I am sure I need not desire you to take care that it is well worked. I am Your Hble Servt. Nichs Walton Junr
Although Walton uses the word ‘axis’ he probably means the end of the axle of the water wheel at the mill.