Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 22 Jan 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jan 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Messrs Mulcaster                                               			Farnacres 22d January 1782 

       The Assays reced with your Letter of the 18th December 1782 (it is so dated) are as follows 

                       Gr. 80th.  Oz.pwt Gr.10th

Brownleyhill & Slag          26     3. 3. 16. 8 PFodder

Black Slag - Ore Hearth      56     6.17.  4. 8 P Do

Do          Slag Hearth      40     4.18        P Do

       Refined Lead £17 PFodder

       Silver                     6s 2 1/2d POunce

       From the above Assays your supposition as to there being a difference between the Black Slags at the first & Second Fire is found to be right.

       We are very glad to hear that Jack Dixon returned in good health.

       I have told Mr Hopper one of the Brownley Hill Co. of the value of Dowgang Ore but this I mention to you not to have it named again.   Mr Turner and I have no objection to your giving the Partners at Dowgang a Copy of the paper Mr J Mulcaster sent us but do that as from yourselves.

       You are desired to do as you mention as to the Elliot Rents.

       I am Your Humble Servant

      Nich Walton Junr 

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