Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 26 Nov 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Nov 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                                			Farnacres 26 Nov 1773

       I have reced your Letter of the 21st instant and am perfectly satisfied with what you have done as to the Smelters and Labourer.

       The Assays of Windy Brow Lead produce as follows

                        Oz  Dw. Gr

Grey Ore Lead P Fodder.  9  18   -

Common Ore Lead P Do.   10   5  19 2/10

       I shall be at Hexham on Tuesday Evening and if it is not inconvenient to you shd be glad to see you there but dont come unless it is quite convenient.     I am

       Yr hble Servt

       N W Junr

PS.  I think the produce of Windy brow Limestone coloured Ore is better than there was reason to expect.

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