Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 12 Sep 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Sep 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                                			Farnacres 12 Septemr 1775

      We have reced your Letter of the 10th and inclose you herein the Pay Bill with the Castings made agreable to that which we have and amounting in the whole to £661.4-    You also have inclosed the Wood Pay Bill amounting to £90.2.2.

      It gives us pleasure to observe that the loss by Reducing and Refining is of late less than usual or rather it has been less for some time.

      You are very excusable in not having made Assays of the Refined Lead you mention.

      The Prime Lead Assay is 3.19.15P Fod

      If any of the Felly Wood should not answer for 6 Inches it may be cut out for Wheels for Barrows such as will suit that and if it will neither suit Barrows nor 6 Inch Fellys it may lie uncut up.     We are

            Your hble Servts

            	N W Junr J S

PS.   In future would have you keep the Fume of the Refining Chimneys by itself, as the Lead from it may prove Refinable

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