Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 14 Nov 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Nov 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster                                                   			Farnacres 14th November 1769

      We recd your Letter of the 5th & 6th Instant in due course and now take the first convenient opportunity of acquainting you that as John Barnatt has behaved so Ill we must leave it to your discretion to discharge him or not as you shall think right & to employ such Person in his stead as you see most proper for the good of the Undertaking.

      The Assays have been Weighed and the Produce is found to exceed the calculation by the 1lb 5 Ozs 15 Ds 4 8/10 Gs and by the 1/2 lb 13 Ozs 4 Dwts 15 6/10 Gs. The Whole Weight of the Cake 484 Ounces agreeing with the Operation Paper sent by you. In your next we desire to have the Quantitys of each sort of Lead from which the Silver was taken.

      We shall hope to hear the Smelters are all got to work again and are Your Hble Servts

             		Nich Walton Junr

                           J Smeaton

PS. We inclose you an Abstract of the Smelters Acct as Settled to last Pay.

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