Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 4 Apr 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Apr 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster                                      		Farnacres 4th April 1773

       I have examined the Operation. Ending the 27th of March and find it right in every particular except the Refineable Slag Lead.  You report 157 Cwt in Operation to have been made [inserted in margin in a different hand: ‘shd be 159 in Operation’] which added to the Stock of the Operation ending 27th of February which was 673Cwt makes 830Cwt but in the last Operation you have set down 832Cwt being 2Cwt more than you report to have been made [inserted in margin as above: ‘832 right’].   I desire youll let me know how it ought to be

       In Operation ending 27th June 1772 you have Brownleyhill 37B 2Cwt shd be Brownleyhill and Guddamgill Burn Cross Vein and in Operation ending 25th July 1772 you have Brownleyhill 32B2Cwt in both Cases should be Brownleyhill and Guddamgill Burn Cross Veins so you will add what is necessary or otherwise our Accts and Mr Hiltons will not agree.  By Mr Hilton's Accts there was 3Bs sent from the Cross Vein.

       You report too much of Carrs Ore to have been reced as Bouse by 2B 4Cwt and too little as Cutting by 2B 4Cwt so that tho the Quantity is upon the whole right yet your Account and Mr Hiltons does not agree, you have only to mark down upon either of the Operations ending 25 July or 29 Aug that 2. 4 Cwt of either of the Quantities reced in those Months was Cutting Ore and then youll agree with Mr Hiilton and you must let me know in which of the Months you make the alteration.

       The Refineable Slag Lead must be Refined before the first of May as must also the Litharge kept from the Silver Tests or however done so as to come into the Pay.

       I am your very hble Servt

       N W Junr PS

We shall Pay no Lead Carriers this Pay. You will soon see Mr Rowling who will endeavour to regain the Spring that was lost.

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