Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 16 Apr 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Apr 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Peter Mulcaster.                         			Farnacres 16th Apl 1779

Mr Mulcaster

      I am favored with your Letter of the 13th for wch I thank you and think you have acted prudently respecting the busyness you mention.   It certainly is proper to have the thing at all events and I leave the whole to your management; it is probably the splitting between £650 and £600, that is £625 will compleat the Purchase; but you must rather go to £650 than lose it at the same time I say this, I doubt not you will get it as cheap as you can.  I cannot make out the Number of Acres you must purchase so that the Title is to be made good and you must have it in your power to be satisfied by advising with Counsel, and that I recommend to you to be Mr Fawcett of Newcastle who you may tell at the time, that the purchase is for the Commissrs & Govers of Greenwich Hospital.   You know there will not be occasion to say anything about Mr Fawcett or what I have mentioned following to the Sellers; but why shd I be so particular in giving you directions for what you gave already done convinces me of your attention and care and that you will do every thing needfull.

      I shall certainly be at Hexham if in my power and not only mean to recommend your friend at the Meeting but have done so already.  I beg you will be at that Meeting and also your Friend.  I advise you as from yourself to see Mr Tweddell.

      I am glad the dry Mill is not infinitely dryer that the Companys Grand Works can boast of.

      What you have done about the Carriage I much approve and think tho' Wm Howdon ought to take 2s/4d we must give him 2s:6d rather than stop but you must tell him I did not expect he would have been so stiff. I am

      Yours etc

      N W Junr

PS. If Ridley is Tenant for life his Heir at Law must join.

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