Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 6 Mar 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Mar 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr. Peter Mulcaster					Farnacres 6 Mar: 1779.


Mr. Mulcaster

      I have reced. yours of the 20th, 23d & 27th Ult. & 1st inst. and duly note their respective Contents.

	The Book and Paper you have I doubt not reced. eer this.

	It was certainly wrong in Mr Hilton to set the Ore carriage forward without acquainting you.

	The Instructions to John Friend are so well drawn that I can not at present think of either addition or alteration being necessary, & I hope we shall be made very easy by the Attention of our new Agent who cannot however be considered as fixed absolutely ‘til the Directions of the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital are had.

	The Silver is arrived and will be sent this day for London, but I do not know the Weight yet.

	What you propose respecting the Working up last years Ore &c is right.

	I have reced. the Operation and doubt not it is right but have not yet examined it.

	The Drought is very great indeed & the Weather so fine that the Spring is making a most rapid Progress.

	You may set on the Lead Carriers when you will & stop them when the Weather comes on Wet.   I am

      Your &c.

      N.W. Junr.

PS. Pray forward the Parcel wch. the Bearer brings the first time you have any Ore Carriers going.   It must be kept dry.

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