Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 26 Nov 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Nov 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                 				Farnacres 26th Novr 1775.   

Mr Mulcaster

       We would have you make the further Experiments after which you will hear again from us.

1st.   Lett the Litharge be mixed with Charcoal and throw in Coals to  work down the Furnace  Which us 

       the way you propose.

2nd.  Let the Litharge be mixed with Coal and Throw in Coals and Charcoal in equal quantities to work 

       down the Furnaces.

3rd  Make the Tryal with Coals only as heretofore practised and let us hear as soon as you can after all is 



       Pray did you observe whether there was any difference as to the Quality of the Lead?  if there was we should be glad to know.

       We have not time to say anything more on the Subject you mention so you must excuse us saying more than that we are obliged by your sending Mr Jobling's Letter to Mr Bell which by mistake has been put up in your Letter.

       We are Your hble Servts

      W & S 

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