Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 4 Sep 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Sep 1774
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                        			Farnacres 4th Sep 1774

       We reced your Letter of the 30th Ulto on Friday and yesterday sent off the Bullion for London.  It weighed as follows.     The Cake No 1 658 Ounces the small pieces from 1 to 7 inclusive 9 1/2 Ounces and the Cake No 2 665 Ounces in all 1332 1/2 Ounces.  The Gentlemen are highly satisfied and we have pleasure in acquainting you they are so.

       You have done right as to the Peats.

       The several Assays have been weighed & produce as follows..

   Thortergill Syke                       13. 14. 9 6/10

   Black Slag Lead                         7.  3. 7 8/10

   Litharge Lead of Silver Test            6. 12. 7 2/10

   Lead from whence the Silver was extr   11.    12

       We are Your hble Servts

      W & S 

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