Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 6 Feb 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Feb 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr. Peter Mulcaster				Farnacres 6. February 1776

Mr. Mulcaster

      I reced. your Letters of the 29th Ulto. and 2nd. inst. both together and on reading the first was much concerned, to find you had got a hurt in your foot and that the Mill had got stopped by the severe Frost, but both these matters being set right in yours of the 2d. inst. I am made quite easy only that I wish you may not have gone out too soon after your Accident.   I am glad to hear that Wilkinson has got to work again.   I have wrote to Mr. Charnley desiring he will not fail to send you the Lead Book and Paper the first opportunity.   I have not yet heard whether the Bullion is arrived at Newcastle but suppose it is not, as I understand the Road to Hexham is still unpassable.


Cowhill &c Veins Lead a Chip from each Pig  5: 7:19,2 p[er] Fodder

Do               from the Hearth            3:15:22,8 Do

The Refined p[er] last Operation            9: 3:18   Do

After Refined                                :13:11,4 Do

Caple Cleugh North Vein Lead                6: 9:20,4 Do

I would have you not to refine any of the Cowhill &ca. Veins Lead, ‘til you can get an Assay a Chip from each Pig after all is Smelted, & then we can have a Tryal of the whole together.   The Operation I find to be quite right in every particular.   I am &ca. N.W. Junr.

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