Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 26 Jul 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jul 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Messrs. Mulcaster							Farnacres 26 July 1782.

      In your operation for Langley Mill ending 23rd February last you report 1008 pieces of 1 cwt. to have been refined the Month preceding and 693 that Month making together 1701 pieces of 1 Cwt., which appears to be right.  In the same Operation you set down 1006 pieces of 1 ½ Cwt to have been produced from the 1701 pieces, but on looking into your Book of the produce<s> of various kinds by the <several> Workmen I find in the Account of Litharge Reduced that instead of 1006 pieces there were in reality 1009 pieces produced, and I am convinced that is right, because the Weight of the 1009 pieces is 1515 Cwt.3 <qr>. 24 <lbs> and the weight of 1006 pieces wd not have been much above 1509 Cwt.   This I desire you will carefully examine into and let me hear from you.   If there were 1009 pieces produced the Lead Mill Account will be 3 pieces short, and as the Carriers pd. for 16 pieces at the last Pay, and the Warehouse Account was only 12 short, I had proposed to return them for 4 pieces, but now to make up the Mill Acct. right we must only allow them for 1.   I beg to hear from you the first Opportunity & am

      Your Hble Servt.

      Nich Walton Junr							

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