Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 19 Oct 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Oct 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                         				Farnacres 19 October 1775

       As all the Lead is come in I desire you will begin to deliver again as soon after you receive this as your convenience will admit of it.

       The Cake of Bullion last sent weighed 679 3/4 Ounces which is within 2 Pwt h 12 Gr of getting the whole P Assay of Lead before Refined, and yet there appears to be 13 Pwt 11 4/10 Grains P Fodder left in the Lead after Refined, which only shows the uncertainty we have always observed in the Assaying.  I am for Mr Smeaton & Self

       Your hble Servt

       N W Junr

PS Mr Smeaton will be at the Lead Mill on Saturday morning the 27th inst  but will probably return to Threepwood to Dinner and stay all Night and on the 28th we shall certainly both be with you and dine at the Mill and stay all Night, and part of Sunday morning.

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