Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 8 Aug 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Aug 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster                                                      				Farnacres. 8th August 1769

      Since writing to you before this day I find we have an immediate Demand for Common Lead GHO (and therefore send this to acquaint you that you must as soon as possible get to Work on the Unrefineable sort of Ore and send the Lead produced therefrom in such manner as to come in the most expeditious way to Newcastle and in case there is any GHO lying upon the Road, which I should be sorry for, endeavour to get it down as fast as can be.

             	Pray tell Mr Laybourne I shall not be up at the Mill til Mr Smeaton and I come together and I desire you will get full directions from him about any things you may want to have done after he goes away again as he must attend his business in the West Country, You may let him know I shall expect to see him here on Saturday Evening the 19th Instant, or at any time before that if he should find it more convenient. I am etc.


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