Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 13 Jun 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Jun 1774
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                          			Farnacres 13th June 1774

       Your Letters of the 9th and 11th were reced at this place by Mr Hilton yesterday.

       The Lead you sell at the Mill may be at the same price as last fixed.

       I am glad to hear the Reducers have done better this Operation than common and hope they will continue to do as well in future but I doubt that.

       You should not give yourself any uneasiness about Wm Brown.   As to his ingratitude, such a Being as he is, cannot be capable of the contrary, for his whole Mind seems bent upon making himself and others uneasy but it is only with people who have fears about them that he can succeed in this.  I am perfectly satisfied with the adjustment of the Rents, and I am also perfectly satisfied we have done right in discharging Brown from the Work at Langley Mill, and he was told when at Farnacres that you had our possitive directions to be clear of him, because we thought him an improper Person to be employed there; he wanted particulars; we would not give him any. If you can get any proof who let the Water off it would be very agreable and therefore I desire you will give Public Notice at Hexham to morrow; & on Sunday at Haydon , Whitfield and Allendale Churches that any person or persons giving information of the Offender or Offenders shall upon conviction of such Offender or Offenders be paid the Sum of Ten Pounds Ten Shillings.  I have wrote to Mr Bell to see Brown and acquaint him that the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital will maintain their right to the Ground at Langley of which he threatens to pull down the Fence and that he may depend upon it if he commits any act of that kind or any other which affects the interest of the Hospital he will be punished with the utmost severity. 

       If any thing offers, your Nephew shall not be forgotten. 

       Should Brown after all pull down the Fence he mentions take sufficient Evidence of the fact.  None of the Tenants of the little Farms nor yourself can be Evidences upon it because you are all interested but your Servant and any others not interested who happen to be the way will do very well.

       I have purchased 44 Casks of Bone Ashes at Newcastle, they came from London and are of the same sort as those we got last year; with these and 50 more which I intend ordering from London we shall have quite sufficient I expect and to spare. 

       I send you Fifty Pounds by Mr Hilton for which I desire youll Sign and give him me the inclosed Recets.      I am

               Your hble Servt

               	N W Junr 

PS You have a precedent for Notice about Letting of the Water and therefore I dont send you one.

If possible I wd be glad that it was found out when the Incroachment at Langley Mill was made.  Geo. Thompson is likely to know.

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