Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 27 Oct 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Oct 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Mulcaster.                            					Farnacres 27th Octor 1780

       We have reced yours of the 20th and both yours of the 23d and having examined our Cash Books find that we reced for Mr Joblings and Peter Bells 2 Pigs of Lead the 6th of July last and also the 18th inst we shall therefore return you Forty Shillings the first opportunity.  On examining this matter we find you sold a Pig of Lead to Mr Tulip within the time of your Operation ending the 20 May 1780, but there is no acct. of any Money being received from Mr Tulip, however we observe there is £1 - - set down as being reced the 6th July last from James Johnson for 1 piece of Lead and we cannot find that you sold James Johnson any Lead we therefore apprehend that the sum set down as being reced from James Johnson ought to have been set down as reced from Mr Tulip, but desire you will explain this matter.

       We send you a Recet for the half Years Rent of the several Farms at Langley Mill and desire that you will return that given you the 18 instant at Hexham.  What you propose with respect to this in future is very right.

       We are sorry to hear of the Damage to the Alston Road at the Cupola Bank as we assure you it wd have given us real satisfaction to find the Judgement we had formed with regard to that Work to be erroneous, and we fear the effect of what has been done will produce great difficulty to any Road which may be hereafter formed in another situation.   It may perhaps be attempted to repair the Breaches by piling or some other method but we have no Idea of anything effectual in the present situation, and it is no little satisfaction to us that our apprehensions were made known to Mr Smith so long ago as the middle of August.

       We are glad to hear that you have got to work again and doubt not you will by different tryals get the Troughs to deliver the Water upon the Wheel quite to your satisfaction in a little time.   We will take care to order the Iron immediately.

       We shall be glad to hear from you when convenient what Stock of Lead you find there is in the Neighbourhood of and at Hexham and desire you will send the Lead from the Mill as fast as it is ready and you can do it with convenience to yourself.

       We are greatly obliged to you for what you have communicated with respect to Thomas Temperley and we shall give that busyness a full consideration the first time we meet at Gateshead or Newcastle and afterwards send to him to have some conversation with him upon the Subject.    The House it is clear must have an addition made to it.

       We are Yours etc 

       W & T

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