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Mr Mulcaster. Farnacres 29th Aug 1773 Upon the whole of what you state respecting the washing of the Wastes I am of opinion that it will be most proper & more for the interest of the undertaking at Langley Mill to Lett them to Thomas Pattison, than to Henry Smith or to him and Pattison together and therefore desire you will Lett them to Pattison accordingly; at the same time I cannot help pitying poor Henry Smith for the situation he is in, it is however to be observed that we have been of great service to him and now that he is become so unable to work it cannot be expected that we should continue to employ him upon such Terms as to enable him to support himself and an extravagant inconsiderate Family, all he ought to expect is Wages equal to his Work and if that proves insufficient to support himself and Family they must necessarily fall upon the Parish and however our feelings may be upon the occasion it cannot be avoided. I am for Mr Smeaton & Self Your very hble Servt N W Junr PS When ever you give Mr Smeaton and me intimation about your Nephews intentions Wm Brown shall have notice to quit. I think both Smith Smith and Robson behave extremely ill in saying any thing to Pattison by way of disheartening him and I can scarce excuse it; if you think it proper to say it yourself to them pray tell them so.