Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 3 Nov 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Nov 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster 							Farnacres 3d November 1770

      We inclose herewith your Recet. for Fifty Pounds and according to Promise have sent you a Ream of Papers by Corbett.

      The Assays No. 13 and 14 turned out as below.


            Oz Dw Gn

No. 13      33 11 7 2/10 p Fodder

No. 14     440           p Fodder


      The Assays for Operation ending the 27th give 7 oz 14 dwt 8 4/10 Gns P Fodder. The Piece of Silver Weighed 582 1/2 Ounces, to have answered the Assay exactly for 76 Fodders should have been 586.10.14 4/10 which is 4 oz 14 4/10 gns short and very good Work too. As to the Assays of the Litharge tagen [sic] from each Working Test they only Weigh 58 Eightieth parts of a Grain together which is just Equal to 1 oz 15 Dwt 12 6/10 Gns P Fodder.

      We are Your Hble Servts

      Walton & Smeaton

Reced 7th October 1770 of Messrs Walton & Smeaton Fifty Pounds for which I promise to be Accountable. Witness my Hand

Peter Mulcaster

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