Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 4 May 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 May 1777
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster				Farnacres 4th May, 1777


Mr Mulcaster

      We have reced. yours of the 30th Ulto. and shall return your Rect. for Mrs. Brown’s Rent which you gave when we were at Hexham.   The Error you mention shall be rectified the first opportunity.   Hope you’ll remember that no new Lead is to be delivered but all the old or Lead of last year and then stop till all is got to Newcastle so as to enable us to make a Lead Carriers pay.   If Chrisr Nicholson of Woodhall Mill sends for Lead you may let him have it in his turn with other Carriers.   As soon as we can spare time your Farming busyness shall be attended to.   When Mr Hilton comes down shall fix with him what is necessary about the Staple and send Nail Rods.   We are

      Yours &c NW Junr.  J.S

PS A Pig of Lead having been found at Dilston we have given directions to Mr. Labourne to send you about three Pounds of it and desire you will make two Assays each from a Pound of Lead. 

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467