Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 9 Nov 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Nov 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster							Farnacres 9th November 1770


      We have examined the several Operation Papers since the 26th of May last and find the following Mistakes which we have rectified and desire youll do the same with the Copies kept by you in case you find the Alterations agree with your Accounts.

      In the Operation ending the 26th May you had set down 331 Pieces of Refineable Slag Lead as made within the Operation ending then and 1123 Pieces as Stock which if you had realy made 331 pieces would have been right but as it appears you only made 231 Pieces the Stock should have only been 1023 and the Quantity made 231. The Quantity of 1023 added to 102 made in Operation ending 30th June makes together 1125 which is the Quantity that appears to have been Smelted and Refined.

      In the Operation ending the 26th May the Stock of Refined Lead was 3180 pieces. Lead Refined the following Operation 814 pieces together 3914. Sent to Newcastle 1989 & sold at the Mill


                1924 Stock you have it 1925

Your stock of Refined Lead 28th July is 1327 & shd be 1326

Your stock of Refined Lead 25th Aug  is 1347 & shd be 1346

Your stock of Refined Lead 29th Sept is 1357 & shd be 1356

      This mistake being found out makes up the loss of one of your pigs and if Pattison got the others all is right. We are

      Your hble servts

      N. Walton Junr

      J. Smeaton		

      The stock of ore 29th Sept 1770

Rampgill 446 bings 4 cwt examine whether it shd not be 450.4

The whole quantity delivered from Rampgill by the last Operation

                                              bings cwt


Smelted by Operation ended 25th August  108.4

Do 29th Septem                          245     353.4

                          Shd be stock          450.4

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