Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 30 May 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 May 1777
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Mulcaster						Farnacres 30th May 1777


Mr Mulcaster

      The Errors in the Operations are all set right so the whole agrees now and we are glad you have found out the Lead that which was short.

	Pray Push the Carriers to get all into the Warehouse at Newcastle as fast as possible and amongst the rest Thomas Ions.  If any new Lead is delivered before the Old is all sent off it shd be kept separate.

	The Memorandum about the Farms cannot yet be got done.

	This day we send you a Bunch of Nail Rods of the Strongest sort.

	We have ordered Mr Labourne to send you the Pig of Lead found at Dilston it being refineable

	Much obliged by your sending us the names of the Old People & shall be glad to hear further from you on this head as to what you hear as to their Credibility.

	We are pleased to hear the Division Walls are got up and that you are going on wth Walling off the Quarry on the Fell.

	We approve of the Prices about the Barn and desire you’ll proceed.   The Door Cases must be of Stone and the Lime we would have all made up with Slags.

      We are yours &c W & S.

PS Mr Walton will be at Langley Mill abot. Friday the 13th of June & stay till the Lees Bounder Riding is over

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