Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 22 Sep 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Sep 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster 						Farnacres 22d September 1771

      We have reced your Letter of the 15th inst & deserve it's Contents.

      With regard to Mr Tweddle's Coals we do not see any great hurry at all necessary and therefore youll not do any thing further about them til we see you or give you some other directions.

      It will certainly be proper to use the Coals which Nich. Temperley gets us for Reducing for that purpose only.

      If Old Cowslitts Ore proves as by former Assays it is most assuredly unrefineable and may therefore be at a hazard made into 11/2 Cwt pieces but as to the other of Mr Wilkinson's Ores they may very safely be made into 1Cwt pieces for if there is not a material alteration in the property between the Years Ores and last they must be Refineable notwithstanding the present price of Lead is so high.

      Longholehead Ore is Refineable so it must be made into 1 Cwt pieces.

      As John White behaves so as to give content we wish to have him employed at all times when need requires. We are

      Your Hble Servt

      N W Junr

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