Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 24 Jun 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Jun 1774
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster				Farnacres 24th June 1774

       We have reced your Letters of the 19th & 20th June 1774 and note their contents; we also reced yours inclosing one from Mr Hilton.

       If there is occasion for a learning Smelter at Langley Mill and upon further enquiry you find Thomas Hendersons Character good we have no objection to your employing him but as you can best judge of this matter we shall leave it entirely to your discretion to do as you think proper, the good of the Work being our only object.

       Let the Refiners go on 'til you have further orders abt taking off the Silver for there must be none taken off til Mr Smeaton and I are with you in our return from Cumberland which may possibly be August.

       What you propose as to the Lead Carriers is certainly right as also what you have done.

       When the Mill was built at Langley Thomas Brown told me the inclosure had been made considerably above 20 years as I remember 27 years.

       We expect Mr Barnes a Viewer of Collieries will be Stublick Colliery on Monday morning early to View that Colliery for Greenwich Hospital and you will take an opportunity of seeing him as soon as you can after he gets there and acquaint him with the sort of Coals they may sell of that sort yearly at Stublick we shd be glad you would acquaint him.

       As we shall probably be at the Mill some time about the beginning of July we hope to see the break in Elliots Wall repaired and all other little Jobs done which may want help.

       We are Your hble Servt

       N W Jr 

PS We have found out the Error in the Cash at the Pay.

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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