Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 13 May 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 May 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mssrs Peter and James Mulcaster				Farnacres 13th May 1781

       We address you as above, tho' we know James to be the Elder Brother, and we shall continue to do so, as we think the Commissioners & Governors of Greenwich Hospital, will chuse the Seniority to go by Servitude under them, and we hope the Brothers will agree in this.

       As we are now writing to you for the first time since you have jointly, by your own wishes, entered into the Service of Greenwich Hospital, we beg to assure you we are very happy in the prospect of your joint endeavours, and that you may depend upon our Friendship, as we doubt not, you will jointly, and severally, exert yourselves, on every occasion, to promote the Interest of the Hospital, and we very heartily wish you health and every satisfaction in your present employ.

       The Anvil and Vice are ready, and will, we are certain be sent from Newcastle on Friday next along with 60 Fathoms of Rope for Stublick Colliery by James Johnson, and other 60 Fathoms of Rope will be sent by John Corbett, also for Stublick Colliery.  The Anvil & Vice, you must take to the Mill, and let Thomas Temperley have the Anvil and Vice now in the Shop at the Mill & you will acquaint Thomas with the above.

       We are Your most Humble Servants

       Walton & Turner

PS.   Get the Howdons & Watson to let us have an Estimate what additional Expence there will be by Building Harsondale House as we last fixed by raising the Back part as high as the Front.   We wish this to be done with all Expedition. 

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