Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 11 Mar 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Mar 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Mulcaster                                                  			Farnacres 11th March 1781 

       Yours of the 9th & 10th were received this Evening and as you are desirous to know how the Wood is to be Sawn up & that without loss of time we take the first opportunity of acquainting you that it must be cut so as to suit a Building 18x15 inside measure.  You know if we shd alter our opinion and make the Building less, the loss cannot be at all material and every thing had but be cut up & suited to 18x15 and then stowed in any of the Buildings by laying the whole upon the Main Beams in different places, where they may remain in safety till wanted.  

       The Nails shall be ordered the first convenient opportunity, as also the Steel & very probably you will receive the Steel by Jno Corbett tomorrow from Newcastle.  The Nails if ready will come at the same time.

       We are very happy to hear the Young Man is so little hurt and hope a little Black Beer will be of service to him; we are also happy to be informed that Mr Waltons other Patient is likely to get well without any material attention; and that Mr Mulcaster does not complain more than when Mr Walton was at Langley Mill.

       You must be careful as to Thos Forster & take your directing from Mr Thornton who is in hospital wth that matter & we beg youll see him & let him see this part the Letter we are now writing.

       With respect to the reducing we cannot say any more till further notice except that we are glad you have got some Throckley Coals & shall be glad also to hear of a good produce by means of their being used.

       We are Yr H.ble Servts

       Walton & Turner

PS.    All well from Alston Moor.

Desire Surtees & Ptners from us to use all possible Expedition & that we expect they will not lose one moment in getting all finished at Stublick as we shall want them, you may tell them, a good deal elsewhere.

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