Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 29 Mar 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster				Farnacres 29th March 1776


Mr Mulcaster

      I have rece’d your letter of the 27th and think there is not the least objection to the Two Smelters being permitted to attend their own Horses (in our Carriage only) at times when they can be spared from the Hearths because it may be of great use to them as to their health and enable them to work better for themselves and us at times when it is necessary that we should have them employed;  I therefore desire you will fix this matter in such way as shall by you be thought proper

	The whole of your proposition as to the weight of the Ore is founded in rectitude but I must have a little more consideration upon it before anything Ultimate can be resolved on and am in doubt whether the whole can be carried into execution; at the same time I have not the least difficulty in striking out something in your Plan which may be usefull and I have much satisfaction in this as well as every other instance of your attending to what appears the most likely to produce an agreeable as well as in every other respect a desireable effect for the good of the Hospital and to adopt such things, as are found to answer that end. 

	Ned Elliot has been with me this day and as he has at my instance got liberty from his Employers he will certainly be at the Mill on Sunday to begin Work on Monday.   He seems hearty in coming I am glad of that and I hope you will have no difficulty in Settling every thing with him agreeably to yourself, but at all events I beg it may be so to you let the consequence be what it will as I am determined that Thomas Elliott and his Son John shall not dictate to us nor shall any Man or Men do so at Langley Mill while Mr. Smeaton & I are concerned

      I am & NW Junr

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467