Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 14 Feb 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Feb 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Mr Mulcaster.                     			Farnacres 14th February 1775

       I have received your Letter of the 11th inst & the Bullion also, which weights 970 Ounces which is within 12Oz 13Dw 21 6/10Gr of getting the whole of what we reckon it should have been by Assay and this is very good work compared with the Assay; but notwithstanding there appears by the Assays of Refined Lead to be 14Dw 16 8/10Gr of Silver P Fodder yet left in the Refined Lead which is too much.  The Assays from the Refined Lead weighed 3/20th parts of a Grain.

       Pray let the Carriers know that we shall as soon as possible after the Lead, now delivered from the Mill is all delivered at Newcastle, set forward the Carriage again and indeed we wish them to be very alert in getting what they have in their hands either to Newcastle or Newburn.

       Your Operation for January is very right.

             	I am Your hble Servt

      NW Junr  

Mr Mulcaster					Farnacres 14 February 1775 part given

       I have reced your Letter of yesterday and would not have you hesitate employing Thomas Craig; as matters stand as to the manner of this offering to come and our necessities are great, we are well justified in taking him.               

       I am Your hble Servt

      N W Junr 

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467