Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Monkhouse – 14 Nov 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Nov 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Monkhouse
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Monkhouse.                         		Farnacres 14th November 1773

Dear Sir

       I inclose you the two Assays which you gave me yesterday and find they each of them weigh 1Gr. 29/80 and that being produced from 1/2 a Pound of Lead will be equal to 13Oz.7Dw.1 2/10 Gr P Fodder of 21 Cwt.        

       I am.    Dear Sir Yr hble Servt

       N W Junr 

PS The Assays are as near of a weight as can possibly be expected for they are almost within a One Hundred and Sixtieth part of a Grain of each other. We observe at Langley Mill that the produce of Bullion generally falls short of the Quantity it ought to be by Assay but sometimes it will run over a little that is however very seldom.

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