Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 9 Oct 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Oct 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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Mr Mulcaster.                                 		Farnacres 9th October 1773


       I have examined the two last Cakes of Bullion and found the produce to be very bad as below.

The mean weight of the Assays 30 July 7oz 15Dwt 13 8/10 Gr P Fodr which multiplied by 80 Fodders the Quantity refined amounts to 622.6 the real produce was only 574 Ounces Short 48.6.

       The mean weight of the Assays 21 September 7.14.8, 4 P Fodder which multiplied by 84 Fodders the quantity refined amounts 648.5.9, 6 the real produce was only 618 1/2 Ounces Short 29.15.19, 6 Short in the whole 78 Os.1Dw.9Gr, 6 according to Assay.

       I am glad to hear the Lead Carriage goes on well.

             	I think what you have done about Isaac Hall perfectly right.   I am

       Your hble Servt

       N WJunr

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