Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 1 Sep 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Sep 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Mulcaster.                              					Farnacres 1st Sepr 1780.    

       We have reced your Letter of the 28th and also one from Thomas Temperley of the same date an answer to which we inclose you and desire you'll peruse it and then Seal and deliver it to him.

       We approve of your employing the Masons in Building the Wall which is to form the Lane and also of your applying the Stone they have Won to that purpose; and as it will suit very well to build the Wall in manner as you and Mr Thornton have recommended we desire you wil do it in that manner and that the part that make the North and East sides of the Garden may be raised at once to Six feet but we would not have the Garden inclosed on the South side 'til we see it ourselves.

       It realy vexes us not to have been able to detect Edw Scott we however hope after all that Evidence sufficient may be had to prove his getting Stones and Slates for his Building out of the Hospitals Common and as we understand the Building is a quite new one not being built on the foundation of an old one of the same kind.   We must be nice as to the distinction for a Commoner may have a right to get Stones and Slates for the repair of this Ancient Tenement but cannot possibly have a right by Custom to get Stones or any thing else for a new Erection of any kind.

       The Assays shall be weighed the first opportunity. We are obliged by what you have done and propose as to the Bells.           We are 

       Yours etc 

       W & T

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