Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 21 Apr 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Apr 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster.                             				Farnacres 21st April 1772

      I reced your Letter of the 13th on Friday last & the following day weighed the Bullion which I only make 577 1/4 Ounces being a 1/4 of an Ounce less than your Weight.

      I think what you have done preparatory to the Trial of running the Slime Ore into a kind of regulus in the Air Furnace, before Smelting, is very proper.

      We shall expect to receive the Slag Lead Silver & also that from the Litharge saved during the course of the Week.   I am for Mr Smeaton & Self 

             Your very humble Servt

             		N W Junr 

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