Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 18 Mar 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Mar 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                              				Farnacres 18th March 1775

       I desire you will let me know as soon after you receive this, as you can, howmuch the Centre of the Gudgeon of the Refinery Wheel lies below the level of the Floor of the Refinery, and I wish you to be very exact.

       When Mr Barnes comes up, you will get him to take the Level from the Refinery Tail Race to the Burn North of the Stamp Mill.  I believe I forgot to mention this to Mr Barnes this day, but have no doubt he will do it when you apply to him.  You will also let Mr Barnes see the Coal at Harsondale.  He will be at the Mill on Tuesday or Wednesday first.

       I am Your hble Servt

       N W a Junr 

PS  You will also let me know how many Strokes the Refinery Bellows strike P Minute and how many Kams there are in the Cogg Wheel for each Bellows. The present Bone Ash House must go & the new one will I think stand best at the North West Corner of the Refinery. 

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