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Mr Mulcaster. Farnacres 17th April 1769 In answer to your Letter of the 14th instant this is to acquaint you that we would have the Refined Slag Lead marked as you propose as also the Litharge Slag Lead and youll continue to do so unless you receive Orders to the contrary. The last Cake of Silver weighs 768 Ounces. but we have not had time to try how it turns out by the Operation. We propose being at Hexham on Tuesday Evening the 25th instant and desire you will give Notice to all the Carriers that we beg to see them together the following Morning abt. 10 oClock in order to settle the last years Accounts for the whole Quantity delivered from the Mill from the beginning to Smelt to the day the last Quantity was delivered and to put the Carriagemen into a regular Method among one another. You must get Mr. Bell to assist you in giving the above [below] Notices which must be done by a Letter to each Person to the effect inclosed. Immediately after the above Meeting with Carriers, Orders will be given to begin the Carriage. We are Your Hble Servts. N Walton Junr. J Smeaton List of Persons who are to have Notice to attend the Meeting at Hexham the 26th of April 1769 on Accs of the Carriage of Lead from Langley Mill to Newcastle. Joseph Fidler John Corbett George Jackson James Johnson Thomas Jameson Nicholas Bell William Addison Thomas Purvis John Kirsop Thomas Robson Thomas Corbett Priest Popple John Havelock William Corbett Joseph Toppin Stephen Thompson Isaac Hall William Pattinson John Wren Robert Vasey Ralph Little Thomas Corbett Gilliegate Thomas Ions Langley Lead Mill Apr. 1769 Mr John Corbett Messrs Walton & Smeaton have given the Orders to let you know that they desire to see you at the Golden Lion in Hexham on Wednesday the 26th of this Month at Ten oClock in the Morning to settle and pay for the Carriage of the whole of the Lead delivered to that day and to put the Carriage of the Lead for the time to come on a better regulation. I am Your Hble Servt [struck out:’ N. Walton junr’] Peter Mulcaster PS. Immediately after the above Meeting the Carriage will be set forward again.