Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 10 Nov 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Nov 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Messrs Mulcaster                                 					Farnacres 10 Novemr 1781 

       I now inclose you the remaining calculations as to Refining - The way I make out the Table No 3 is as follows.

Produce of No 1 Lead Silver and Savings               £633.18. 9

              2 Do.        at 5s P Fodder less price  £625. 7. 6 3/4

            Decrease in produce by lowering price 5s    £8.11. 2 1/4

Value of Lead & amounts of Charges Pr No 1 £634. 1.  3/4

Do at 5s P Fodder less price Pr No 2        624.14.  1/2

    Decrease by lowering price 5s P Fodder              £9. 7    1/2

    Increase produce by Refining                       £   15.10 1/4

And therefore as the difference of 1d p Ounce for silver on 188 ¼ ounces is 15/8 ¼ I proceed as follows to make up No.3


Less as pr No.1 Silver at 6/3d & lead at £16.15        £    2  3 3/4 

                6.2 & lead at £16.15 decreases by 1d fall  15  8 1/4

                                             Loss          18

                6.1    Do                                  15  8 1/4

                              Loss                      £1 13  8 1/4

And so until silver comes to 5/6d p ounce                 Gain

Less as pr No.2 Silver at 6/3d & lead at £16.10         £   13  6 1/2 

                 6.2 & lead at £16.10 decreases by 1d fall  15  8 1/4

                                              Loss           2  1 3/4

                 6.1   Do                                   15  8 1/4

                              Loss                       £  17 10

To find out how I am to proceed after No.1 I say

No. 1 loss was  £    2  3 3/4

   Advantage by 5s lowered in price of refined lead pr No.2 15 10 1/4

   Silver at 6s/3d & lead at £16.10 Gain pr No.2            13  6 1/2 

          At 6/2   & do       decrease by 1d fall           15  8 1/4

                              Loss at 6s/2d                  2  1 3/4

       I desire youll Copy Nos 1,2&3 the former upon half sheets & the latter upon a Whole Sheet which will take it in if you get as much in as I have done in the Copies sent you wch I doubt not youll be able to make out.  If you understand the whole on considering, it is very well, but if you do not I certainly will make it clear when you come down about the Money for the Pay of the Ore Carriers which we would not chuse to be till after Christmas Holydays..   

       I am.  Your Humble Servant

      Nich Walton Junr 

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467