Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Airey – 19 Apr 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Apr 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Airey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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An Accnt of Lead sent to Newcastle from Langley Mill 1768 & 1769


                         No of Pieces

Refined Lead or GHL         7393

Refined Slag Lead or GHRS    366

Common Lead or GHO          5169

Common Slag Lead or GHOS     104

                    Total. 13032


To Mr Thomas Airey & Son. 						Farnacres 19th April 1770


            Above you have an Account of the Quantitys of Lead from Langley Lead Mill to Newcastle from the Commencement of the Undertaking to the 31st of December last which we desire you will get Mr Nicholson to compare with the Amount of Lead Sold and Delivered so as that we might be enabled to Settle the Acct of Stock resting before the Delivery of the present year begins. We are

      Gent. your most Hble Servt

      Nich. Walton Junr

                           J. Smeaton

PS. When we were at Keswick we recd a Letter from Mr Nicholson informing us he had spoke to a Free Porter to Engage in taking an Amount of the Lead as the Carriers bring it in and we shall be obliged to you Gentlemen for Considering between this and Saturday what such a Person may deserve p Annum supposing the Annual Quantity 10,000 Pieces.

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