Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 16 Nov 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Nov 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster                       					Farnacres 16th November 1770

      Your Letter with the Operation for last Month  came safe to hand and having examined the Operation we stil find you have one piece of Refined Lead more in Stock than you should have considering the Quantity made  according to your Account and the Quantity delivd. and Sold at the Mill.  The Stock of Rampgill Ore in the last Operation is 319 Bings 2 Cwt by the Quantity received and Smelted it should be 323.2 agreeing with the Observations in our last Letter.  As there were 2 Bing 4Cwt of Old Cowslitts Ore overcharged in former Operations, the Quantity Smelted to leave 82 Bings 6 Cwt shd. have been 949B 4Cwt Viz.

                                                                 B Cwt

Ore reported to be recd from Mr Wilkinson's Mines                953 2

  to 19 Sep 1770 

Deduct overcharged in Old Cowslitts                                2 4

                                                                 950 6

Recd from Do from thence to 27 October                            81 4

                                                               1,032 2

Smelted as of operation 30 June                       455 3

                        28 July                       375 3

                        25 Aug                 121 2

                        Overmuch by              2 4  118 6      949 4

               Stock by Operation of 27 October                   82 6

after you have considered those remarks and also those contained in our Letter of the 9th instant pray let us hear from you and we will set the whole to right.

We shall write to the Commissioners about an additional Peat House and are

Your Hble Servts

      Nich Walton Junr

             J Smeaton

PS  We have wrote to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital in behalf of your application to us for an Increase of Salary.

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