Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 15 Jan 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jan 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mssrs Mulcaster & Temperley                                 			Farnacres 15 January 1781

       Yours if the 8th is now before us, and we desire you will make agreement with Stokoe and Howdon for the Winning of the Stones at 3s, Slates at 3s P Fodder and Flags at 2s P Fodder, such of the two latter sorts as they may raise in winning the necessary quantity of Walling Stones - Smith Shop twofall to be included you are also desired to agree with the Men. Jno Robson and Thomas Coats, for Leading the Stones at 4 1/2 P Yd; and if you can, we wish you to agree with them for Carriage of the Lime, Sand, Door & Window Stuff to be included in the Stones; and we should also be glad to have them undertake the Carriage of the Slates and Flags, in the Leading of which, care shd be taken to get proper Loadings; we do not mean too much but what is fair between Man & Man & the sooner the Slates now in the Quarry are taken away to the place for the new House the better, so we beg that may be done immediately.

       As the Men who built the Hovel will want their Money, we desire Mr Mulcaster will be so good as Pay them.

       It is expected that all the Walling Stones and Slates and Flags should be ready against the beginning of April, and if you or the Persons who contract for the Building shd think it necessary at any time to set on assistants on the Idea of Stokoe and Howdon not being able to get those things ready in time, there must be a Clause in the Agreement with them to enable us to set on additional workmen so as that we may not be disappointed.

       We are Your Humble Servts

       Walton & Turner

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