Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 28 Jun 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Jun 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Messrs. Mulcaster						Farnacres 28th June 1782.

      Your Letters of the 17th, 20th and 24th are now before me and you have as follows my answers to the several matters therein contained.

	Thomas Temperleys Accounts were recd. along with yr. Letter of the 17th. for three Weeks ending 15 Inst, as also the Assays for which we are much obliged to you and are glad the Kesw:k Ore is so good in produce of Silver.   Pray be so good as advise as to the best method of washing this Ore as I doubt there is great loss in the washing of it They have neither Trunk Buddle nor Lie<n> & I fear lose a great deal of the Ore.   The sooner you write upon this subject the more agreable.

	This day I shall write to Jno. Friend and order him to acquaint the Lessees at Nentsberry Haggs as to the produce of Silver from their Ore.

	The delivery of the Lead to Pattinson was very right as also that wch. you let Johnson have & you may now go on as all is settled at the Warehouse but I cannot yet say how the Carriers Acct. will stand.   On the day wch. Jno. Havelock told us he delivered 24 pieces of Lead at NCastle and could only produce a Ticket of ours for 16, I believe it may be proved that he delivered 16 at our Warehouse and 8 to Mr Monkhouse & Mr Hopper at Newcastle.

	I observe you have recd. the Deals but I think you desired me to order 30 – 8 & 9 foots & my order was certainly according to your paper but I only now write from memory not having time to look for the paper.  I have been very angry about the Lathing Tackets and hope they would come by Johnsons Man on Monday last.   

	The Copper & Copper Ore came safe	

	I approve of what you have done as to French & the carriage of the Coals to Nent Force Level.

	I am concerned very much on Acct. of the Indisposition of Thomas Craig but hope ere this he may be got better again & I shall be glad to hear my Patient in the Ague has received benefit from his Medicine.  I am also greatly concerned for the <loss> of Wm Wilson but cannot say one word as with n<o> consultation with Mr Turner I cannot do anything.  All <here well>.  

      I am yr. &c N Walton Junr

Would it not be worth while to purchase the Keswick ore and bring it to Langley Mill?	

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