Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 3 Jan 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jan 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Peter Mulcaster.                                 				Farnacres 3rd Jan 1780

Mr Mulcaster

       We have reced your Letter of the 31st Ulto with the Acct of Stock of Materials at and about the Mill and desire you will get a Valuation made of those Materials which belong to the Lime Kiln & the new Level as are left Blank in the above Acct and you may employ such persons as you think proper making such Valuation.

       It appears to us quite proper to be clear of Frank Carr in the farming way and as to his Employment at the Smelting, we leave that entirely to you.  Frank Robinson shd have the Farm and Carrs Cottage from May Day, but if he can not be clear of the Farm he now has, it may perhaps be a difficulty upon him to have two Farms at the same time, so you will consider this, and settle the business in the best way you can.

       We approve of what you have done and propose as to the Old Iron, and desire you will consult with Mr Thornton the first convenient opportunity abt converting the Refuse part into <Nogs> etc for our Buildings, and you will acquaint Mr Thornton with your dealings with Forster that he may secure us.

       Before you try the Fire in the Tail Race, we wd have you first of all try what effect the Door has and we certainly must contrive to get the Wheel covered in that part where it is now exposed to the open Air, and those two things being done, it is possible we may not have occasion to use Fire.

       We are glad to hear John Wilkinson is got well again and hope your next Account of the Reducing will be agreable to you and our Wishes.        We are

       Your Humble Servts

       Walton & Turner

PS.   The Acct of the death of the unfortunate Joseph Hilton was from Mr Walton Junr.    The Acct came from the Capt of the Ship in which he was, and he died just on his Arrival on the Irish Coast.

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