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Mr Mulcaster Farnacres 14th March 1772 I have received you Letter of the 11th and as soon as I find the Lead is all come in I will write to you and fix a day for paying the Carriers. I entirely concur with you in opinion as to the Slag Hearth for the reasons you give and desire the Hearth we now have may be worked as you propose so as to do the most work at it we can before the Pay and then our Computations will be attended with more certainty. I wd even after the ending of the Acct for the Pay carry on that work with all convenient expedition til all our Refuse of every kind is worked up which I hope may be before new Ore comes in as to be sure the carriage cannot begin very early this Season. We have now as bad weather as ever but the Snow it is to be hoped cannot lye at this Season of the Year however not long. We have been quite white for those two days & I suppose you have much more Snow than we. I am glad you have got the Shaft finished; as to the Level we shall see Nich. Temperley about it at the Pay as you mention, and will then determine what appears to us proper upon its falling out of Repair. I am obliged by your readiness in sending the Fume, it is intended to be given to some of our Friends who deal with us in the Lead way and who may perhaps recommend the Sale of it but that you have remaining in hand I wd have you try what Lead you can get out of it. I am not able to advise the best method of doing that but must leave that to your discretion & determination. As to the Ore viz at Nenthead Mill it had best lie til the Ore Carriage begins as I would not have it come into last years Account. I am Your hble Servt N W Junr PS. I have a Letter from London abt the Bone Ashes which will be sent as soon as they can be got ready.