Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 23 Feb 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Feb 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr. Mulcaster						Farnacres 23rd February 1776


Mr. Mulcaster

      I am concerned to find Thomas Elliot is so poorly and doubt his years do not present a probable prospect of Recovery but I notwithstanding hope he may get the better of his complaint.   It seems necessary to have some person to make up the deficiency if Thomas <shd> continues so as not to be able to go thro’ the Duty; pray what do you advise on this Occasion? 

	The Walling I should have no objection to its being repaired at the Hospitals Expence if it should not be drawn into a precedent, and if it is clearly understood that nothing of the kind is to be expected in future you may get it done when you find a proper opportunity

	You did properly in employing Fall in Leading the Stones for the Conduits.

	It will undoubtedly be right to change the sides of the reducing Furnace and I desire it may be done.

	I approve of what you have done as to the Shotleyfield Clay.

	Cowhill Cowslitts &c. and Carrs Slagg Lead is not refineable so you will of Course report it for Sale

      I am &c  NW Junr.

PS The Lead Mill pay is to be on the 15th. of May.

The pipe Stone is gone from Newcastle by this days Carrier Corbett 

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