Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 5 Mar 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Mar 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster.                           				Farnacres.   March 5th 1769

      Mr. Labourne brought me your two Pacquets with the several inclosures Safe, and upon examination, the Operation Papers to the 24th December now all agree with one another.

      I have tryed the Assays of Thorngill Slagg Lead & find it will not answer for Refining, you will therefore pile it with the Cowslitts & Carrs Slagg Lead til further orders.

      I would not have you think of engaging any other Washer til we get another Buddle and we shall see you before that time it's likely but as to the Smelter your Brother says they can Spare at Nenthead I desire you'll ask Mr, Tweedales leave & if that can be got, take the Man and as to the People you have now if you see proper at any time to discharge them, do so without Ceremony if you can get others with leave from their Masters to supply their places.

      I am sorry Elliott is Ill but hope he has got so well as to be able to Work again.

      Dont take any Silver off til the 25 inst.   I am Your Hble Servt


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