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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.