Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 5 Jul 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Jul 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster							Farnacres 5th July 1772

      I reced your Letter of the 29th and with it the Operations for the two last Months; the other sent for May I have destroyed.

      The measures you sent me as to the Well fully answer the end I meant them for.

      I think if you can let the Winning & Walling for 4s and the Leading for 1s6d the Wall should be gone forward with directly, if not pray let it rest til Winter.

      On Tuesday I wrote to you by which you would see I had received your Letter abovementioned.  If you have an opportunity of Selling any Lead at the Mill, £1 PPiece of 12.  Stone is quite sufficient you will therefore observe this as a Rule, til you have further Orders, instead of taking 20s & 6d.

      The Reducing Furnace Bottom contains a great deal of Lead more than I had any Idea of.

      I shall be glad to hear how the whole of the running of Brownleyhill and Middle Cleugh Smelted together answers as soon as you have done the tryal.

      I am glad to hear you think the Reducing Furnace will answer.

      You shall hear from me about taking off the Silver very soon.  I am

      Your hble Servt

      N W Junr

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