Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 24 Jan 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Jan 1777
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Mulcaster							Farnacres 24th Jany 1777


Mr Mulcaster

      The Lead from Hangingshaw East End and Carrs Sun Vein No 1 – is not refineable but by Assays from a Chip from each Pig No 2 – it is refineable & Brownley hill N Vein produces by Assay 12 Oz..17 P[enny]wts 6 G[rai]n p[er] Fodder.   I shall be glad to see you at Hexham on Monday Evening or rather Tuesday Morning early & desire you’ll forward the inclosed by a special Messenger.   I am yours &c

      NW Junr.

PS I could not write you sooner about the Assays

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467