Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 12 Mar 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Mar 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster					Farnacres 12th March 1779

Mr Mulcaster

      I have reced. your Letter of the 8th inst and am obliged by your sending the Parcel to Mr Hilton.

      I am surprized at your not having reced. the Book and Paper but have sent a Message to Mr Charnley to set this matter right.

	It will be impossible to determine yet what number of Ore Carriers Galloways we shd. have this Season but I think it will be right to encourage some new Carriers who lye in the right Track, which as you know that, you’ll make Mr Hilton and John Friend sensible in what part of the Country our Carriers ought to be situated.   The Galloways must be tenderly used at first or otherwise by our beginning so soon they will be all knocked up.   We must be carefull to have good men for New Carriers & I think we ought not to be in a hurry in engaging any.   I have ordered Mr Hilton & J Friend to consult with you.

      The Letter you have sent I desire you’ll not give any Answer to in Writing but if you shd. meet with Bill Brown you may acquaint him that Mr Turner & I are glad to hear he intends for the future to behave well wch. we hope will enable him to get his bread; but that we cannot possibly think of employing any Man whatever at Langley Mill after having been discharged from thence for misbehaviour.   I am for Mr Turner & self    

      Yours &c NW Junr.

PS I do not think it will be proper to employ Bill Brown in the Ore Carriage.

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