Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 7 May 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 May 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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								Farnacres 7th May 1782

Messrs Mulcaster

      On examining the Operation ending the 30th of March I found the following Errors.

Ore smelted                                                Bs. Cwts

Cowslitts X Vn Old Cowslitts & X vn & Carrs East of Nent    39

Should be                                          Bs. cwts

Cowslitts X Vn & Old Cowslitts Cross Vein           35

Carrs East of Nent                                   2  6	

                                                    37  6

Cowhill Hangingshaw & East End & Caple Cleugh Cutting       18  5

Should be 

Cowhill Hangingshaw & East End & Caple Cleugh Cutting       19  7

      On the 23d of February there was no Stock of Refined Lead at the Mill and in the Operation ending the 30th. of March there were only 668 pieces of Refined Lead being the remainder of 1020 after deducting 352 <reported> to be produced in Operation ending 23d February.   In Operation ending 30 March you report 681 pieces of Lead to have been sent to Newcastle and 186 as being in Stock at the Mill which two Quantities added together amount to 867 which is exactly 199 Pieces more than by Operations has been produced; it is therefore apprehended that in Operation ending 30 March there ought to have been a Report of 199 Pieces of Refined Lead as having been produced but the Silver not taken off.

                         Cwt qs lbs

Stock of Litharge saved  371. 2. 14	

  Shd. be                371. 2. 24

	With regard to the Common Lead wch. happened to be 1 cwt pieces, we desire you will alter the Operation ending 23d. February and make the produce as well as the Stock 30, and in the Operation ending the 30 March take out the two pieces.


                    Refined Slag Lead produced                 511

                    Delivd. for NewCastle                      424 

You report no Stock but there shd. have been reported in Stock  87

      I return the Operations ending the 30th. March to be wrote fair over but shall keep that ending 28th. February and have altered it.

	When I come to the Mill I will give Directions what is to be done about the Pig of Common Lead now there, and give Directions how the future Operations are to be made out as to that kind of Lead or any other 1cwt. Lead for Sale.   I am

	Your Hble Servt

      Nich Walton Junr.		

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