Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 31 May 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 May 1774
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster					Farnacres 31st May 1774

	As we cannot make our cash account and cash upon the Hexham Rece.s to agree must desire you will carefully examine your accounts and Cash and try whether you find they have been properly settled at the Pay and at Farnacres. We are in doubt whether you might not receive the Money you had paid on Account to the Smelters &c when we were at Hexham, except Henry Smiths money which you had paid him on Account & Lionel Charltons on Acct of leda carriage. After you have considered the above let us hear ofrm you and at the same time send us a List of the several persons to whom you had paid money on account before the last pay including what you had paid to the ore carriers and what you had paid to Lionel Charlton which as I recollect in the whole amounted to £35 18.

	When you write us pray give us an account of what your nephew has learned as to Arithmetic &c and send us a specimen of his Writing and you will then let us know what Age he is and whether active or not as it is necessary we should know those matters or otherwise we may be at a loss in case should be asked any questions should any thing offer.

	We are &c   NW junr   JS


                                            Oz Dwt Grs

The slag lead silver is short of the assay  39  6  19 2/10

   And the litharge lead do                  6  1   9

   Short in the whole                       45  8   4 2/10

Weight of slag lead cakes large and small  287

   Do     litharge lead   do                61

   Total                                   348

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