Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 11 Aug 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Aug 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster							Farnacres 11th Aug 1772.   

      On Sunday Evening I received your Letter of the 6th inst and take the very first opportunity of writing to you about the Fume.  I wd not have you dispose of more than two or three Casks of it because we expect to receive a Proposal from London very soon in consequence of sending the last Cask there, wch we received from you.  As to the Chimneys I understood I had clearly ordered that they should be raised and I desire they may be set forward without loss of Time and raised as much as you think necessary.  The next Cake of Bullion is not to be taken off til after <> 30th.     I think I have hit off something expecting the Cottagers which will do & I shall propose it to them when I come to the Mill which will be upon Sunday Morning the 23rd inst God willing & I propose dining with you that day.  My Company will be I expect including myself consist of about four.  Dont say any thing more to the Cottagers til I come.  I am glad to find the Land at Langley Mill is not ungrateful.     I am

      Your hble Servt

      Nich Walton Jun

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