Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Laybourne – 4 Aug 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Aug 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Laybourne
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Wm Labourne 						Farnacres 4th August 1771

Mr Labourne

      I wish to see you here the latter end of this Week as I have a small job to do at Farnacres and I wish you to be here when we are doing it. We shall begin on Monday the 12th inst.

      I am sorry to hear we are likely to be disappointed in a Brick Maker at Langley Mill this Season the consequence in case we are disappointed may be very material to Greenwich Hospital and therefore it is necessary every body concerned for the Hospital should exhort themselves to prevent this happening.

      There must be a new Bakehouse built as soon as possible at Langley Mill new Housing covered with Slate and placed so as to be out of the way of all hazard let the difficulty of getting to it be what it will; that already built will do for a Byer for the two last built Cottages. I am

      Your Hble Servt

      NW Junr

PS I have fixed the Carriage of the Bone Ashes.

      If a Brick Maker is not got this Week I have ordered Mr Mulcaster not to trouble himself about the Man at Derwent Coal any further.

      The Situation of the Bakehouse I have ordered Mr Mulcaster to fix.

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