Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 17 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Mar 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster                                 				Farnacres 17th. March 1771

      I propose making the Lead Carriers Pay on Wednesday the 27th instant of which I desire youll give Notice to all the Carriers immediately. You must bring your Books with you wherein the Carriers acknowledge to be accountable for the Lead they receive and the Books wherein the Tickets and Checks are. 

      As to the Stamp Mill or any other Work that is done before the Lead Mill Pay which does not relate to what Ore we receive this Year I would have you include it in the Operation ending the 6th of April, & consequently in the Pay Bill; and with regard to the Silver you may take it off all together. 

      The Lead Mill Pay Bill will certainly be on the 27th of April. 

      Your Hble Servt 

      NW Junr 

PS I think it will be right to give publick Notice of the Lead Carriers Pay at Hexham on the Markett day (Tuesday first.)  & desire youll do so pray see Mr Bell ab. this as I have wrote to him ab. it. 

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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