Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 24 Sep 1774

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

       On Thursday the 24th of October in the Evening we purpose being at the Mill and shall hold the Court at Haydon Bridge the following day and return to the Mill in the Evening; the day following shall prepare for the Mill Pay and on Sunday the 30th of October intend getting to Hexham in the Evening.  Monday & Tuesday the 31st October & 1st Novem we purpose receiving the Rents at Hexham the 2nd anniversary  finish preparation for Pay 3rd Pay the Mill Folks & Ore Carrier 4th Pay the Lead Carriers & 5th Saturday get home.

       The Lead Carriage must be immediately stopped & pray tell the Carriers we expect all the Lead to be at Newcastle by the 8th of October without fail for if that is not done we shall not be able to pay the Carriers til towards Christmas.  You may carry on the next operation to the 8th or 15th of October which ever you like best yourself and fix it so as to having every thing ready prepared against we come to the Mill on Thursday Evening the 27th of October.  Yours of the 20th is come to hand but the Silver not yet seen.  Pray forward the inclosed for Mr Hilton by a special Messenger from the Mill which charge in your contingent Account as also the expence of the Messenger who brings you this.  When you have compleated your trials about the Litharge we shall be glad to hear from you.          

       We are Your hble Servts

       W & S 

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