Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 4 Feb 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Feb 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Messrs. Mulcaster						Farnacres 4th Febry. 1782


      You have as follows the result of the weighing of the Assays sent in your letter of the 1st Inst.

                                No. Grs.     Oz.Pwts.Grs Tenths

                             Assays 80ths 

Carrs <West> of Nent No 1         3 63 equal    5. 2. 21. 6 p Fodder 

                        2         1 17          4. 3.  7. 2

Thorngill West End                2 60          7. 7.

G. <burn> x Vn. S. End 2 3 Slag   2 42          5. 2. 21. 6

Brownley Hill &<do.> Cutting      1 47         11.10.  7. 2

   Refined Lead £17     p[er] Fodder

   Silver           6.2 p[er] Ounce  likely to be lower

Two Assays formerly made Carrs was as follows

   Ore Lead  6     1,2 p[er[ Fodder

   Slag  Do


      We do not in the least blame you concerning Carrs Lead but the circumstance shows how necessary frequent assays is & you are clearly right in what you say as to keeping the different kinds of Ores separate & that must be done in future.   We are

      Your Humble Servants.

      Walton & Turner.

								S’s		L’s

Stock of Lead in the Warehouse and delivered from the    1523 7667

   Lead Mill as p[er] Accot. sent you the 21st January

   to the 31st Decemr. 1781

Delivered from the Mill in January 1782                        431

                                                         1523 8098

Sold and Delivered to the 3d Jan1782 incl.1126  5214

Sold to Dr. Hall & Mr. Chapman & not dd then    2000

                                                         1126 7214

                                   Remainder              397  884

From the above Remainder deduct what has been Sold & delivered since the 3d January 1782 not taking notice of Dr Hall & Mr Chapmans Quantities and that will leave the Quantities remaining unsold.

NB. Upwards of 500 pieces of Refined Lead have been delivered from the Mill in February 1782.

5 February 1782

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