Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Brown – 9 Jun 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jun 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Brown
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Wm Brown Junr.				Langley Lead Mill 9 June 1776


Dear Sir

      As we wish to make Tryal of the Splint Coal at Throckley in three different ways beg you will be so obliging as in the first place to send us Six Fodders of Clean Splint 2ly Six Fodders of the Small Coal produced from this Seam and 3ly Six Fodders of the whole of the Coal mixed together.  We are with best Complimts

	Yours &c    W & S

PS We desire the greatest care may be take to observe the above directions and the persons who come for the Coals will have directions to apply to you 
Splint coal is a hard bituminous coal which gives intense heat

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