Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 25 Dec 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Dec 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Messrs Mulcaster                                      					Farnacres 25th Decemr 1781 

       Having reced your Letters of the 23rd inst and weighed and weighed the Assays you have as follows the result:

                            Grs 80ths      Oz Pwt. Gr 10th

Dowgang                       2.12 equal   21   1.  9. 6  P Fodder

Caple Cleugh &Sun &North Vein 1. 2 equal   10      21. 6  P Do

Greengill Slag                1. 8 equal   10. 15. 14. 4  P Do

       Silver 6s 2 3/4d P Ounce Refined Lead £17 PFodder are the present prices.

       Your intentions as to Lead Carriage are very proper. 

       The price Thos Temperley charges is as low as the Yard Coal can we think be afforded indeed we are doubtfull they are too low but afterwards they will we hope answer at a lower price.  We have reced Thomas Temperleys Accounts with your Letters above mentioned.

       We are Your Humble Servants

       Walton & Turner 

PS. We will send you an Acct of the Assays you mention, the first time they fall in our way.  

       You receive herewith an Acct of the Assays from wch you are desired to Copy what you want and then return it carefully to us.

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