Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 19 Feb 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Feb 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                          				Farnacres 19th Febry 1773

       The inclosed Letter I have received from William Brown and think he wishes to be quit of his small Farm, because he can otherwise suit himself - I should be glad if you would give me your sentiments fully upon the whole of his Letter, and desire you will,and that you will at the same time return it to me.  What he says respecting the Fodder, I am realy surprised at, and wonder you should not take notice to the Browns when they removed it from the place where set up.   Thomas Brown expressly promised me that the Straw should all be eat at the Cottage where the Corn was Stacked and all the Manure left for the Tenants who were to have the Ground which was taken of him and you may depend upon it if they do not use what now remains, upon the spot, and bring Manure in lieu of the Straw taken away. That we shall make them pay 40s p Acre if he did not keep his word about eating the Straw at the Cottage and leaving the Manure he might expect our carrying every thing to the utmost as to the 40s p Acre [struck out: ‘for tearing out the Ground without leave and I told Thomas Brown’] which is to be considered as a cheque upon such kind of proceedings and this I beg you will communicate to Mrs Brown and her friends immediately and tell them that if the Manure is not brought directly in lieu of the Straw removed they will not have an opportunity of making the matter up.   I am 

       Your sincere Well wisher

       N WJunr 

PS.  There must be 2 Fodders of good and well rotted Manure brought in lieu of every Fodder of Straw taken away. The sooner I hear from you the better. Pray if William Brown should be allowed to give up his Ground will the others or any of them take it at the Rent set upon it.

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