Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 10 Jun 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Jun 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mssrs Peter and James Mulcaster                                              		Farnacres 10 June 1781 


       We have got within 486 pieces of the quantity of Lead sent from the Mill and cannot get the rest from Newburn till the Flood will let them get to it as it is now covered with Water.

       We must desire that the people who are to be at the Pays will come very early in the Morning, and do you both and Mr Temperley come to Hexham on the Sunday Evening with all the Books and papers that will be wanted and also the Cash.  I wish you all to be at Hexham about Six o' Clock & that several of the Workmen may be here on the Monday Morning by Seven o' Clock & the Lead Carriers there so as that we may begin on Tuesday Morning at the same Hour.

       The Operation's Cash sent have not yet been examined.  We have sold the last Weeks 1000 pieces of Slag at £14 10.

       We are exceedingly displeased with James Johnson for charging 6d P foot for carriage of the Wood to Stublick House and 4d a piece for the Single Deals.  You may tell him you will not pay him more than 10/6 P 40 feet of Wood & 20s P 120 Deals.

       The Vouchers for the Lead Mill, Stublick Colliery, Stublick Level and Stublick House Pays are all ready and dated the 18th inst & we hoped to get thro' the busyness with ease by getting to work early on the Monday & Tuesday mornings.  Everything relative to the Mill & Stublick Colliery & Level & House Pays must be got done on Monday. 

       We are Your Humble Servants

       Walton & Turner

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467