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Part of Messrs Walton & Smeaton’s Letter of 15th June 1768 to John Ibbetson Esq. Sir We find it absolutely necessary to have a House and Stable built near Langley Mill for the Mill Agent, and therefore inclose an Estimate of the Expence thereof, as also for the Repair of an old Peat House formerly occupied by one Mr. Bacon by permission of the Derwentwater Family, which as it will not cost much and being conveniently situated on the Common as a Store House for the New Mill, we recommend being put into good condition. We think ourselves extreemley happy that what we have done respecting the Smelt Mill has met with the approbation of the Board. We are Sir your most Obed Servt Nich. Walton Jun. J. Smeaton PS. We beg leave to acquaint the Board that in order that the necessary preparations for Smelting might be made in time, we have engaged Peter Mulcaster as Mill Agent, and Joseph Hilton as Clerk for the Delivery of the Ore at the Mines, and as an Assistant to the Moor Master, in the Hospitals Service. We forgot to mention before, that when the Mill Agent travels from home on the Hospitals Business, he is to be allowed his travelling Expences. The Ore Carriers have been treated with, but we have not as yet been Able to come to an Agreement with them. An Estimate of the Expence of Building a House, Toofall and Stable for the Agent at Langley Mill; and repairing an old Peat House formerly built on Langley South Common by permission of the Derwentwater Family for the use of a Lead Mill belonging to one Mr. Bacon, as follows. A Dwelling House 40feet by 19 outside & 14 feet high including foundation to be covered with Slate. £90 18 8 A Toofall 15feet by 7 inside & 7 feet high including foundation, to be covered with Slate. £ 9 19 8 A Stable 15 feet by 13 inside and 9 feet high including foundation to be covered with Slate £16 5 6 £117 3 10 Repairing the Peat House 40 feet long by 19 Wide Outside. £ 18 5 2 £135: 9.... Note.....The Peat House to be covered with Heath Farnacres 15th June 1768 Nich. Walton Junr. J, Smeaton Not also The Above Estimate is exclusive of Carriage of Materials.