Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 26 Apr 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Apr 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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								Farnacres 26th April 1782.

Messrs. Mulcaster


      Mr. Richardson was here on Wednesday, and had Directions to be at Langley Mill yesterday, which we hope he has been, and that he has given full Directions how you are to proceed.

	We have reced yours of the 20th. and have since seen both the Cakes of Silver weighed.   That which was weighed when we were at the Lead Mill weighs exactly 312 ¼ Ounces which is 10 Ounces less than we made it when we were there, and the other Cake weighs exactly 200 Ounces which is 9 ¾ Ounces more than you make it.   We were very exact in the weighing of them, and are certain they are the Weight above set down.

	You will receive along with this a parcel containing 4 sorts of Lead put up separately within the parcel and marked from No.1 to No.4.  You are desired to be so obliging as make us 2 Assays from ¼ of a Pound of Lead of each sort.   We are however rather doubtful that <No 1> will only admit of ¼ of a Pound for one Assay and some Ounces for the second.  You will be so good as bring those Assays with you to Hexham, and in case our Portmanteau is not set sent to Hexham before this, we desire you will send it down to Hexham immediately on Recet. hereof.    We are

      Your Hble Servts.

      Walton & Turner  							

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