Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 15 Feb 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Feb 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster 							Farnacres 15th February 1771

      Since receiving the three Assays you last sent I have tryed their Weight and find the Lead from whence they were taken is Refineable Viz The Test Bottom Lead now at the Mill, and 325 Cwt pieces of Mr Wilkinsons Lead, which proves richer than before.

      I send you herewith an Account showing what Quantities of Middle Cleugh and Sun Veins Ore were paid Carriage for and also showing the Quantities delivered each Carrier taken from Mr J Hiltons Account, by this it appears you should have received 876 Bings from those Mines. You will set this matter right with Mr Hilton. I would not have you write to him til after you have examined the Account now sent, as you may possibly discover where the mistake is by doing that, and the sooner you do it the better.

      I got your Letter of the 6th instant when I was at Hexham and have no doubt of your having heard before this time of the orders I gave there about the Carriage of the Lead.

I did observe the produce from Guddamgill Moss to be very bad but it has been nearly as bad before. I am

      Your Hble Servt

      NW Junr

PS. The Lead Mill Pay will be upon Thursday 26th April next and I would have the Accounts to be made up at the finishing of the Smelting of last years Ore.

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