Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 21 Apr 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Apr 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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								Farnacres 21st April 1782

Messrs. Mulcaster


      We have reced. yours of the 16th. with the Assays which we have weighed and they are as follows.

Grey and Black Slags from 1/4 lb   26/80th equal  6. 7. 9.6 p/Fdr 

Do                   from 1 lb   1 32/80   equal p/Fdr Silver Test Bottoms & Rich 

  Litharge Slags     from 1/2 lb 2 52/80   equal 26. 1.20.4 p/Fdr 

	The Contracts you have made are approved and you must make the best agreement you can as to the Chimneys doing wth Stone.

	The Joists must lye exactly Two feet higher than the joists in the present House and the upper Room must be 8 feet high from the Floor to the Cieling & to be Cieled flush over and we desire a little door may be made in the East Gable to get into the Roof to repair it as occasion may require.   The above heights will determine what height the Walls will be to the Square.   There will be no occasion for Beam filling.

	You may be going on with the Walls to Window Sill Height and we will give you further directions in a little time.   We intend that Mr Richardson of Bywell shall make the Windows which are to be something of the Venetian kind & the panes each 10 Inches broad by 15 Inches High but Mr Richardson will come and give directions about this We shall write to him this day to come and receive instructions we will also get Richardson to make the Doors Window Shutters and Closets.   We are

      Your Humble Servants

      Walton & Turner

PS When Richardson comes he will give directions abt. the Chimney Pieces so we will have you contract for the Chimney without the Hewn Work except for the Top 			

[An image of a small sketch of the proposed window with two wood uprights dividing the panes, each upright 6 inches by 8 inches, is included in the PDF of this letter]

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