Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 28 Apr 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Apr 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                              					Farnacres 28 April 1775

       We have reced your Letter of the 26th and in answer, think you should agree with W Pattison at 1 3/4 <d> P F<n>.

       It gives us pleasure to hear the Buildings are going on so well and we inclose you Plans for the new Mill House etc and directions and measures thereon and desire you will tell Mr Labourne that we wish every thing to be got as fast forward as possible and beg the Lime may be well worked.  Deliver the Plans to Mr Labourne.

       The Assays of Scaleburnmoss 8 . 6. 14,4. P Fodr Refin.ble

       The Slag Assay Cowslitts etc   3.18.   9,6  P Do. Unrefineable 

       As soon as you call for Water we expect soon to have a seasonable Rain as it generally has happened so, when you have wrote upon that subject.

       We inclose you a Letter which was reced when we were at Langley Mill but tho' we are not quite certain of that we think it might be forgot to be mentioned; and in case of our wanting another learner shd be glad of your sentiments as to Ed. Bell at the same time we cannot help expressing that we think him an improper Person on Acct of his Age and not being in appearance healthy either of which seems a sufficient objection.

       As soon as you can we would wish you to try the Brokenhaugh Coals(the clean part of the Seam) for Reducing as also the Fell end Coals the whole of which Seam is as we understand clean; we likewise shd like to have the Tryals of Reducing with Charcoal as some time ago directed carried into execution all and every of which we are in no absolute hurry about & desire they may be done so as to suit your convenience most.

       The Lead Carriage we doubt not goes well on as the Weather is so dry, that it must notice every body to get forward with it.     We are

               Your hble Servts

               	N W Junr   J S

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