Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 6 Oct 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Oct 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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							Farnacres 6th. October 1782

Messrs: Mulcaster

		On my getting home I recd your Letter of the 2d Inst by which I see it to be impossible to expect to have a Cake of Silver taken off on Saturday next & therefore have wrote to Messrs. <Winship> and Jobling that youll let them know when the next Cake is to be taken off at which time youll be so good as let them see our other Operations at the Mill & youll take care to acquaint them what time of day they are to be with you.   I am glad to see the Reducing tho’ not so good as last Operation is better a good deal than it has been on some former occasions.   You need not trouble yrselves to send the Assays till it is quite convenient to you.   I am pleased to learn you have found out and secured the place where the Rain came in at the New Rooms.   We have reced. the Stublick Colliery Acco:t you mention.   What you propose as to the new Rooms Pay Bill is quite proper.   The weather is so bad that I conceive the slowness of the Ore coming in to be owing much to that.   There is no hurry about the Operations.   The Peats are certainly lost for this season.  Your getting the Bricks of Mr Tweddell is approved they are to be the same price as you pay Mr Thornton & the sooner you let Mr Tweddell know this the better if you want more you may get them.   I am sorry the School Master has left Dean Raw School.   I think it will be right for you to take the lead in doing what is necessary towards getting a proper person to succeed him and for that purpose I would have you apply to all those Tenants or others who contributed

towards the building of the School and live in the Neighbourhood and let a hand bill be circulated that any person properly qualified will be treated with on application to you.   We, I mean my Son & I will be with you on Friday ag[ains]t dinner but it may be late and therefore Roast a Crown of Veel on Thursday to be cold wch. will suit let us arrive when we will.   

      I am Your Humble Servant

      Nich Walton Junr.

PS The Silver weighed 816 ½ Ounces.  Silver – 6s/3d p[er] Ounce & likely to rise.   Refined Lead £17:6 p[er] Fodder & we now ask £17.10						

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