Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 15 Dec 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Dec 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Messrs Mulcaster 						Farnacres 15th Decemr 1781 

       We have received your Letter of the 12th and you have as follows the weight of the Assays last sent and a calculation of what Silver appears from the Assays to be contained in the following kinds of Lead from the Ore P Fodder:

                             Gr. 80ths.  Oz.Pwt.Grs tenths

Thortergill Syke               1  58     16. 18.  2. 4.   Refineable 

Guddamgill Burn X Vein No 2& 3.   58      7.  2.  2. 4.   Do

Brownleyhill &c.                  64.     7. 16. 19. 2.   Do

Cowhill &c.                       58.     7.  2.  2. 4.   Do

       We are glad you have got the Reducing Furnace to work again and it appears promising and we flatter ourselves our produce will now be better than it has been.   We have ordered you a Ream of Paper. 

       You give us a great satisfaction of letting us know that John Mulcaster has got almost quite well and at work and that Thomas Barrow is in hopes of joining his Partner after the Holidays.    We are

       Your Humble Servants

      Walton & Turner 

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