Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 15 Jan 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jan 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                             Farnacres 15th January 1773

       I have reced your Letter inclosing the Accts of Materials and have filled up the Blanks the first time we come to the Mill shall bring the Account with us and make that you have kept a Copy.

       It gives me some pleasure to hear there is 13 Inches of Coal so near the Mill as we may probably think of working it in case we do not find a better Seam nearer the Mill. 

       We have open Weather here and hopes your Washing goes well on.

       Your Letters of the 7th & 9th are both before me and I am obliged to you on behalf of Mr Smeaton & myself for what you have so punctually executed relative to the Ground taken of Thomas Brown.  It will perhaps be necessary for Mr Brown to Administer but there is no occasion to say any thing about that yet, you will therefore not mention it; but if you hear there is any intention of that sort in the Family at Langley Castle let me know the first Post afterwards  -  Pray had Thomas Brown parted with his Estate upon which you had the Mortgage or it stil remains unsold.

       At the request of the Cottagers I consent that for the present no Lane to be made between the North & South Closes.

       I am not pleased to hear of the rise at Stublick Colliery but we must expect the same treatment of other People unless we can relieve ourselves otherwise.

       Don't Sell any Lead for less than 20s P Pig.  I am 

               	Your most hble Servt

                                               N W Junr 

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