Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 2 Apr 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Apr 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                             			Farnacres 2nd April 1773

       On Saturday 24th inst we propose taking a Bed at Langley Mill & I intend going forward to Alston the next morning early.   On Wednesday the 5th of May we expect to be at Langley Mill in the Afternoon or Evening & shall probably stay with you til Sunday the 9th so as to get to Hexham that Evening & the Pay you will fix to be at Hexham on Wednesday the 12th of May.

       All the Ore now delivered from the Mines must be smelted so as to come into the Pay Bill & the Carriage of it is to be included in the Bill.

       Let all the Work which relates the above mentioned Ore & what was reced before come into an Operation ending the 1st of May & what relates any new Ore let that be included in the succeeding Operations; by which you see I mean to keep the two Accounts as much unmixed as possible by carrying the ending of the operation forward from the 24th of April to the 1st of May give you an additional Week to get all the old Work as much finished as you can within the last operation before the Pay.

       I have tryed Brownleyhill Assay by which I find the Lead should produce at the rate of 10 Ounces 14 Dwt 9 Gr p Fodder

       Mr Hilton is the bearer hereof & I have fixed with him that the Ore carriage may begin as soon as he can be at Liberty to attend it the price is to be 5s PBing for what is to come in after this time.  I am

               Your hble Servt

               	N W Junr PS

Yours with the Operation for March is come to hand.

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