Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 3 Jan 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jan 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                                 Farnacres 3rd January 1773

              I have since you were wrote to weighed the Assays and find them a good deal different in weight one of them being 3/8ths of a Grain less than the other.  By the larger one the Cake answers within 7oz 11 Dwt 4 8/10 gr[ain]s of what it ought to have been to have got all the Silver clean out which is good work we shall therefore pay no regard to the smaller one. 

           I am sorry you were prevented coming to see your Friends at Bladon and particularly so for the occasion of it.   I hope I shall at some convenient opportunity see both your Brother and you here which will give me much pleasure.

          The Winter seems to set in pray how is it with you and how has it been since the last Pay.   I am for Mr Smeaton & Self

                                             Your most hble Servt

                                                 N W Junr PS

I have examined the Operation and think it is very right in every particular.

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