Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 16 Sep 1770

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

      I reced your Letter with the Account of the last Operation & think the Expenditure of Coals etc comes remarkably near the first Tryal in proportion to the Quantitys Refined but you have lost more Lead this Operation than before in proportion.

      The Case of the Lead Carriers now lies before Mr Fawcett and as soon as he has given his Opinion you shall hear from me.

      The Lead Mill Pay will begin on the 19th October on which day we propose paying the Ore Carriers and Lead Mill Workmen and the following day the Lead Carriers.

      It will be necessary to have the Lead Mill Pay Bill made and so that we may know what Cash to keep and therefore we beg you will have it ready and bring it to us on Sunday the 21st in the Evening or Monday the 22nd of October. I am

      Your Hble Servt

      Nich. Walton Junr.

PS. I made 459 1/2 Ounces of the last Cake of Silver. You will hear we are measuring all the Lead Roads in the Country.

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467