Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 12 Feb 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Feb 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Messrs. Mulcaster						Farnacres 12th February 1782.


      We have recd. your Letter of the 8th inst with the Assays which prove as follows:

                No. of  Weight     Oz pw Grs tenths

              <Assays>  Gr 80ths	

<Operative> lead      2    58 equal 7  2  2 4 p Fodd.r Refineable

After Refined         2     4       9 19  2   p.Fodd.r After Refined 

Thorngill Cutting     3  1 32       9  2 16 6 p Fodd.r Refineable

Carrs Bouse & Cutting 2    38       4 13  2 4 p Fdd.r Not Refineable

Carrs Cutting         3    62       5    10 8 p Fdd.r Not Refineable

  Refined Lead £17 p[er] Fodder.  Bullion 6s/2d p[er] Ounce

  Silver of last Operation by Assay should have been   575.10. 2.4

  Real Weight of Silver                                603. -. -.–

  Produce more than by Assay                            27. 9.21.6


      The Assay Scales are ready to be delivered to James Johnsons Man on Friday & we have desired Mr: Harvey to give a strict charge to the Man to take the utmost care of them and Mr Harvey is also desired to write to James Johnson to forwd. them to Langley Mill the first Opportunity.  The Assays for Carrs Cutting were found to be all of a weight & Thorngill Cutting Assays were also all of equal weight with one another.

      We are glad to see the Reducing better than usual and observe what you say as to the Money paid by Jno. Elliot.   You will probably have directions about the School by Fridays Post.   We are 

      Your Humble Servants

      Walton & Turner.

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