Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 2 Jan 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jan 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                         				Farnacres 2nd January 1780

Mr Mulcaster

       Having carefully weighed the Assays for the last Six Operations I find them to be in produce as follows.

[There follows a table which is available in the PDF of this document]

       From the above it is evident the Alteration of the Kams working is a Method with very Considerable Advantage and you will observe Mr Walton had made a mistake when he wrote you the 15th of Novemr but the above he believes to be very exact.  As to the Assays of the 28 August, they were both weighed together and one of them is much smaller than the other & therefore we apprehend the small one is not a true Assay.  We have real Satisfaction in seeing this matter having got into the right Channel and hope we shall now go on with our Workmen with Satisfaction as nothing will give us more real pleasure & we are well assured it will do the same to you .    We are

       Yours etc

       W & T

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