Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 15 Jul 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jul 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                        				Farnacres 15th July 1780

Mr Mulcaster

       Upon examining the Lead Warehouse Quantity I find that the Carriers will have to receive for Five Pigs of Lead out of 9 which they pd for as lost & the Account will be as follows.

           Number of      Amount of Lead pd     Amount of money to 

           Pieces pd      for as lost           to be returned

           For                                  each Carrier                  

Isaac Burnhope   3          £2 14               £1 10

William Bell     1           - 18                  10

Thomas Ions      3           2 14                1 10

John Corbett     2           1 16                1  -

       Total     9          £8  2               £4 10

       I desire you will order those Carriers to come to me at the Golden Lion on Tuesday Morning the 1st of August and I will settle the above Account with them.

       I have the pleasure to acquaint you that our Profits at the Lead Mill for last year are very satisfactory.   I am for Mr Turner & Self

       Yours etc

       N W Junr

PS.    I have desired Mr Ions, Mr Bell and Jno Corbett to be at Hexham on the 1st August in the Morning.

           The Carriers shd bring with them the Recets I gave them when they pd for the lost Lead the 6th Jan.y & I have told Ions Bell and Corbett they are to do so.

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