Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 7 Sep 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Sep 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster                          			Farnacres 7th Septemr 1772

Mr Mulcaster 

      Under Cover herewith you will receive directions for fixing the places of the Boreholes for discovery of Coal near Langley Mill, which you are desired to observe when the Borers come.  I expect that will be soon now.  Youll assist them in getting Lodgings.  

      I am for Mr Smeaton & Self Your hble Servt

      Nich Walton Junr

PS. When you see Mr Hilton pray let him know I expect to see him soon at Tinmouth where I am going for 14 days or three Weeks and set out this day.

Directions for fixing the places of the Boreholes near Langley Mill and their intended Depths Viz


                                               Depths of Holes Fathoms

The first to be in the place as now fixed                           22

The Second to be 15 Yards Northward from the place where now marked 22                                                                                   The Third to be as now fixed on the South side of the Inclosure     22

The Fourth to be Six Yards further North than at present marked out 25 The Fifth to be Thirty Two Yards further North than at present 

  marked out                                                        25

The Sixth to be Forty Seven Yards further North than at present

  marked out                                                        22

The Seventh to be Twelve Yards further North than at present

  marked out                                                        22

The Eighth to be as now fixed on the North side of the Refinery

  near the Barn                                                     22

                                Total Fathoms proposed to be Bored 182

The Borehole near Dean Raw is to be fixed at Thirty Yards Eastward across the Ridges from the place in the Pasture where the old Pit Heap is and this Hole is to be bored to the Coal in case the Borers should meet with a Coal in boring 20 Fathoms or under. This Borehole is to be first done.

      Farnacres 8 September 1772

      Nich Walton Junr 

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