Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 8 Oct 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Oct 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster							Farnacres 8th October 1772 

      I have Weighed the Bullion and find it 782 Ounces; it looks well and is I dare say very fine.

      In the Operations sent me I find the following mistakes as I apprehend.   The Stock of Middle Cleugh 1st Sun Vein is 16.3 the 27th June shd have been only  16.1  D[itt]o 25 July 58.7 should have been only 58.5 as you will see from the slate below and you will also observe that you have been reckoned more by 2Cwts of Middle Cleugh first Sun Vein Ore Smelted than there was received.

                                                    Bings Cwt

From 30 May to 27 June recd of Middlecleugh 1st S.Vn   79 

Smelted that operation                                 62 7 

should have been Stock 27 June                         16 1

From 27 June to 25 July recd of Middlecleugh 1st S.Vn  42 4

None smelted - should have been Stock 27 June          58 5

From 25 July to 29 Aug recd of Middlecleugh 1st S.Vn   37 2 

                                                       95 7

Smelted that operation                                 96 1 

Reported to be smelted more than recd                     2

	If you find the above right you will make the necessary alterations in the Copys you keep and let me know, as you will also do respecting the following:

Stock of Refineabel led at the Mill 25 Apr 1772             18

Made from 25 April to 30 May                               282

Stock agrees with Operation                                300

Made from 30 May to 27 June                               1253

Stock agrees with Operation                               1553

Made from 27 June to 25 July                              1255


     Refined                                              1346

Stock agrees with Operation                               1462

Made from 25 July to 29 Aug (you cast it up only to 1350) 1360


     Refined                                              2100

Stock in the Operation should be                           722

The rest I believe to be very right

      In my last I ommitted taking notice to you that the Ore we now get from Middle Cleugh Sun Veins comes from the Great Limestone and the Ore we got before came from some upper Sills; this may account for the difference in Quality between last years and this Years Ore.

      Corbett will I expect bring you a recruit to our Stock of Liquor at Langley Mill as also some Sugar & Tea particulars as follows- 

         2 Gallons of Brandy 

         2.        Do.     Rum

         3.        Do.     White Wine

         1.        Do.     Port

         1/2 a Pound of Green Tea

         1/2 a Pound of Bohea Tea.      Pray keep these dry

         A loaf of Sugar.           


      Mr Rawling tells me the Borers will set out on Monday indeed I feared we never should have got them to go at all.       I am

      Your hble Servt

             	N W Junr 

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