Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 22 Mar 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Mar 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                             			Farnacres 22nd March 1773

       I have reced your Letters of the 16th and 18th and think you have done what is necessary respecting Brown only it should be clearly understood that tho' we are to be quit of each other on six Months notice, the quitting must be at Mayday because otherwise the Tenant may, by giving notice to quit at Martinmas, get a Crop of Hay for half a years Rent and the Landlord would in such case have to make up the difference to the succeeding Tenant, who would at first only have the winter half Year and  consequently no Fodder to feed his Cattle with.

       The Borers I would have to make the sixth Hole 26 Fathoms deep and also the seventh and the seventh Hole must be directly at the West end of the Refinery.   The Eighth Hole you will fix upon the Pasture above the Shrubby Wood near the North side of the Wood and fix it so that a line drawn from the sixth Hole to the eighth shall pass thro' the seventh Hole.

       The sooner the Lead Carriage is got on the better and I desire you will tell Johnson that if any of his Men behave ill for the time to come he must expect something very disagreable to happen.  I think what you propose about the carriage perfectly right and desire you will act accordingly.   I am

      N W Junr 

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