Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 4 Mar 1773

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

      I have reced yours of the 1st instant and observe its contents.  The Bullion weighed 751 3/4 Ounces and I dare say is very fine, at least it looks so.   The Operation is right and the reporting Cornriggs etc Lead as made into 1 Cwt pieces is better than as 11/2 Cwt Pieces.

      I am etc          N W Junr

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