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To Mr Peter Mulcaster Farnacres 14th July 1776 Mr Mulcaster Your letters of the 27th. Ulto and 3d inst. are now before us and in Answer we take this opportunity of acquainting you that we think it very proper to have the reducing Furnace rebuilt. Notwithstanding Wm. Leighton is Dead we would have you get some Cynders at the Greymare Pitt if even they shd. come to 5d p[er] Sack we hope however they may be had at 4d We wish you to encourage the Bagraw People so far as the same can properly be done. We are obliged by your forwarding the Packet to Mr Hilton It will be absolutely necessary to have two Opperations for this Month. Not having had an opportunity of inquiring at Newcastle yet, whether the Box of Bullion is arrived, we do not know whether it is come to hand or not. We would not have you make any further Tryal of the Throckley Coals ‘til you receive fresh Orders, except that we would have you use them in fining the Silver; and no new Tryal is to be made in the reducing Furnace ‘til it is presumed all the Cracks or Openings are filled up. The enquiries you have made abt Fenwick Martin turn out exactly as we expected. We cannot yet fix a Time for the Pay. We are Yours &c W & S PS Since writing the above we have heard that the Bullion is safe at Newcastle.