Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 28 Jul 1775

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

      I have reced your Letter of the 24th with the dimensions for an Iron Chest and am glad to hear by Mr Hilton that you have reced the two Weigh Beams and the Iron, as I am also to find the Bricks are arrived.  Some Time before you think the Furnaces will be to rebuild I would like to know and will then send you 1000 of our Newcastle Fire Bricks, to try with the others.  I know a great many of the Bricks you have received were broken before they got to Newcastle, and as I suppose they are not of a hard kind, I am rather surprised no more have been broken. I apprehend Mr Laybourne is now at Langley Mill setting out the Cottage which I doubt not will be finished with all expedition.   If any difficulty should arise about getting a Person into the Cottage, where Thos Elliot now is, let it in such case remain empty, and let it be understood that Thomas is to have the new Cottage at the West End of the Refinery and the whole of the Farm he now has, til Mayday next, he paying Rent for the Cottage he is now in, to the Time of his Quitting it and the full Rent for the Farm til May Day; when what relates the Farm may be settled in that way which is found most proper.  So you will see by this means, we may take Craig with the part of the Farm you mention, and Thomas Elliots Cottage, Craig paying Rent for both, and being allowed for the Rent which he will have to pay for the Cottage he now has.   Or we may have Elliots Cottage in hand after his entering upon the new Cottage, and Time between this & May to get some Person to take Elliots present Cottage with a part of Thos Elliots Farm, or not, as may best suit.   You want Rain, so do we at this Place, you will therefore suppose we are hearty when we wish for Rain, and I hope most heartily you will have a full share, as I really wish to have last Years Account settled, as I dare say you do too.    I am

      Your hble Servt

      N W Junr

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