Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 16 Jan 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jan 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Mulcaster                                                  			Farnacres 15 January 1781 

       You have as follows the produce of Silver compared with the Assay for the two last Operations.

                           Grs 80ths   Oz pwt Grs

Operation ending 25 Nov 1780 3 64 equal 9  6   4 3/10 p Fodder which   

  multiplied by 81 the number of fodders produces  754  2  4 6/10

                                   Real produce    750 10

                             Short of the assay      3 12  4 6/10

  Silver left in the Refined Lead in each Fodder        9 19 2/10

                       Grs 80ths

Operation ending 30 ulto 4 60 assay equal 11 12 18 p Fodder which 

  multiplied by 81 the number of fodders produces   942 12 18

                                     Real produce   918 10

                               Short of the assay    24 2 18

   Silver left in the Refined Lead in each Fodder       4  6 2/10

Thortergill Syke Lead produces p assay  18  5  1 2/10 p fodder

Cowslitt &c                              6  9 20 4/10 p fodder

       We are Your humble servants

       Walton & Turner

PS We wish to get the Leading to the New House at Stublick forward as fast as possible and shd like it if Forster could carry the Timber and Deals from Newburn as we will order them there & will let you know when we do.

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