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Messrs. Mulcaster. Farnacres 10th. Febry 1782 We have recd your letters of the 6th & 7th & very much approve of what you have done as to Thomas Ions and the Lead Carriers. We think this matter shd. not be carried further as we hope what has been done will have the desired effect but doubt that Frost will soon stop the Navigation between Newcastle & Newburn. Oz Pw Grs. Carrs Ore Lead W of Nent 4.3 7 2/10 p Fodder Not Refineable 5.2 21 6/10 p Fdr at 5 Oz Loss 10 3/4 pFdr at 5.2 Loss 3 1/2 pFdr at 5.2.21 Loss <ab> 1/4d Guddamgill Burn X Vein S .end No 2 & 3 Slag 5.2.21 6/10 p Fr. Refineable leaves 7 1/2 pFod at 5 Ozs. Brownley Hill <of> Do. Cutting 11.10.7 2/10 p[er] Fr. Refineable From the above it is evident that none of Carrs Lead is Refineable for we cannot expect to get all the Silver or to work up to the proportion of the Assay and probably we shall not get more than 5 ozs. 2 pwt. from any Ore Lead p[er] Fodder the Assay of wch. comes to 220.127.116.11/10 p[er] Fodder. The desire you express of having the above further explained than in ours of the 4th Inst is very agreable to us. We are Your Humble Servants Walton & Turner PS The Snow here is better than Six Inches deep on a Medium. The above calculations are made upon the present prices of Lead and Silver – Refined Lead being at £17 p[er] Fodder & Silver at 6s/2d p[er] Ounce. The latter still expected to drop.