Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 30 Sep 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Sep 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Mulcaster.                              			Farnacres 30th Septemr 1775

       I reced your Letter of the 25th inst and what you propose will show clearly whether sort of the Bricks is best but if one of the sorts should give way before the other some considerable Time may not that do great harm to the Furnace where the failure happens & possible occasion it to be rebuilt but I dare say you have taken care to put the two courses for Tryal in such situations as to do the least harm to the Furnaces in case of failure.

       As to the Dogs, Forster and Elliot must do as well as they can with them, til Mr Smeaton & I come to the Mill, & we will then endeavour to fix a place for them.

       I desire you will close the Accts as shall suit yourself best and carry on this Months Operation (in one) to that Time and as I think it wd be well to Pay the Lead Carriers on Thursday the 2d of November I desire you will not deliver any Lead after you receive this Letter but give directions to all the Carriers to get every Pig to Newburn by Friday the 13th of October or to Newcastle by Monday the 16 of October at farthest or otherwise it will not be in our power to settle the Account so as to be enabled to pay them and as we expect not to be detained after Dinner at the Lead Carriers Pay, pray be very urgent with the Carriers to come early in the Morning, and none to be later than Eleven o' Clock.  The Ore Carriers are intended to be paid upon the 1st November along with the Lead Mill Pay & they shd be desired to come early.  If any Ore shd be carried after the Pay it may be paid for afterwards at any other convenient a Time.

       We shall bring Abra Steel and John Robson Two Rects for the £1.3.1 one of which was pd 22June last and is so dated; and the other the 8th Septemr and is so dated.

       It will be proper to go on with our present Stock of Smelters for the reasons you have given. I am for Mr Smeaton & Self

       Yr  hble Servt

               	N W Junr 

PS I shall make enquiry about the Clay.  Pray is there as much as we had with the last 1000 Bricks which came from Newcastle. As soon as you have stopped the Lead Carriage let me know how much Lead has been delivered to each Carrier and what sorts since the last Carriers Account was settled.

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