Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 25 Sep 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Sep 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster                      			Farnacres 25th Septem 1779

Mr Mulcaster

       I fully intended writing to you yesterday but finding a considerable Over running in the Account of delivery at Newcastle when compared with the Account I got from you I was determined to go to Newcastle and examine whether the Quantities were right sent me from the Tickett Book which having now done I send you An Account of the whole inclosed and think it will be proper for the several Carriers to give you an Account how they disposed of the Lead amounting to 1376 pieces and by making that Enquiry you will found in whose Hands the Over running Lead has been.   Thomas Ions shd also give an Acct from whom he has reced Lead which was not included in last Pay Account;  This however must not stop your beginning to deliver from the Mill as all is now in that has been delivd at least I suppose all we are to expect.  You are also desired carefully to examine the Lead Mill Account.  I mean your Quantity now in hand and compare that with your delivery as in case we are short at the Mill I think it is only fair that we shd take care of ourselves first and the Carriers afterwards.  

       Your etc. N W Junr

Amount of lead delivered from     Amount of lead delivered at

Langley Mill from 26 June to      Newcastle Warehouse since the

& with 30 August 1779             30th August 1779


To Thomas Forster       441       By Thomas Ions          1230

   William Pattinson    372          James Johnson          88

   Edward Atkinson      205          Jos Burnett (Burnhope) 48

   James Johnson        200          John Havelock          21

   John Havelock        146

   William Wilson        12

                       1376                               1387

   Got from Hexham Bridge 8          John Corbett            8

           Total       1384                 Total         1395

           Over Runnings 11


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