Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 3 Mar 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Mar 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
To Mr. Mulcaster						Farnacres 3d March 1776.

Mr Mulcaster	

      I have reced. yr. Letter of the 26th & yr. two Letters of the 28th with the several Inclosures mentioned therein.

	I like yr. Proposition as to Thomas Elliot very well, & think exactly as you do about it, but I would have this Matter to be kept going as has been hitherto done ‘til Mr Smeaton & I are together at the Mill – So you will make a Memorandum to have it talked over then.

      Notwithstanding the discovery of the Clay you mention, I would have you get a Ton of the Shotley Field Clay. I find the Clay we get at Newcastle costs 38s pr. Ton besides Carriage to the Mill.   The Experiment may be made of our own Clay and the Shotley Field Clay together, I don’t mean mixed.

	For the Reasons you mention, which did not occurr ‘til I read your Letter we must let alone fixing the Pay, ‘til we see when all last years Ore will be finished, & not report any new Ore as recieved till after the Ending of the Account.

	As long as the Hearth at the new Mill seems to answer, it certainly will be right to keep it as it is, & I am not only glad to find it appears to answer better than it did, but that your produce from CapelCleugh is better than usual & very good.   I am

      Yr. Hble Servant

      N. Walton Junr.

PS  I shall be at Mr Tweddells or at Hexham on Sunday next in the Evening

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
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