Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 9 Apr 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Apr 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster					Farnacres 9th April 1776


Mr. Mulcaster

      Your letters of the 30th Ulto & 1st & 5th instant are received and I am glad you have got Ned  Elliott into the Service and hope he will take care to do his Duty

	The Corbridge Coals must be no further Tried unless we hear they get into a better sorts.

	I have examined the Opperation and after you have made your Copy to Agree with the inclosed it will be right and you are desired to return the inclosed after you have done so.

	After you are enabled to let me know the quantity of Wood you have got I wish to know as soon as it is convenient to you.

	I am concerned to see the produce of Lead in proportion to the Or Smelted so very bad last opperation and something must be done to prevent the falling short of the Ore, but that must be let alone til Mr. Smeaton and I are together; I will however in the meantime give Mr Hilton and you my Sentiments about this matter so far as that something may be done but cannot now enter into it my hands being otherwise so filled with business that I have not time.

	I need not desire you will make the best you can of Rampgill Ore because I am sure you will do that and I hope it will prove better than the first Assay gives reason for.

	As to the Opening the Mill I leave that entirely to yourself and I think you judge very properly in not Allowing the Country People to come to the Mill in Seed time and pray let that be over before you begin after which shd be glad Atkinson might be encouraged

	I wish you and all the Country Rain and am

      Yours &c NW Junr  

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