Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 22 Sep 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Sep 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                              				Farnacres 22d Sep 1775

       We have reced your Letter of the 18 inst and would have you lay by the Folly Wood uncut up and if any opportunity offers of Selling it either together or in parcels you will be so good as make the best bargain you can, it certainly ought to be worth 15 or 18d P Foot but if you cannot get that, you may sell it for what you can get.

       It gives us pleasure to hear of your having such a good progress during the Hexham Race Week.

       Pray forward the inclosed to Mr Hilton the first convenient opportunity.         

       We are Your hble Servts

       N W Junr  J S 

PS On examining the Pay made last at Langley Mill, we find that Ab: Steel and John Robson were paid £1.3.1 for Smelting unrefineable Slags and that they were also paid £1.3.1 for Smelting unrefineable Slags upon the 22nd June they must therefore return us £1.3.1 at next Pay.


       Lead sold at the Mill 1775.

Operation ending March 25  Mr Wm Laybourne 2 Pigs £2 - -

                 June 10   Mr Bullock      1 Do    1 - -

                 July 1    Mr Wm Laybourne 3 Do    3 - -

                                           6      £6

Reced of Mr Mulcaster 22 June Mr Laybourne 3 Pigs £3

                              Mr Bullock   1 Do.   1


                                           4       4

             We shall want at next Pay for 2 Pigs £2 

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