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Mr Mulcaster Farnacres 16th November 1770 Your Letter with the Operation for last Month came safe to hand and having examined the Operation we stil find you have one piece of Refined Lead more in Stock than you should have considering the Quantity made according to your Account and the Quantity delivd. and Sold at the Mill. The Stock of Rampgill Ore in the last Operation is 319 Bings 2 Cwt by the Quantity received and Smelted it should be 323.2 agreeing with the Observations in our last Letter. As there were 2 Bing 4Cwt of Old Cowslitts Ore overcharged in former Operations, the Quantity Smelted to leave 82 Bings 6 Cwt shd. have been 949B 4Cwt Viz. B Cwt Ore reported to be recd from Mr Wilkinson's Mines 953 2 to 19 Sep 1770 Deduct overcharged in Old Cowslitts 2 4 950 6 Recd from Do from thence to 27 October 81 4 1,032 2 Smelted as of operation 30 June 455 3 28 July 375 3 25 Aug 121 2 Overmuch by 2 4 118 6 949 4 Stock by Operation of 27 October 82 6 after you have considered those remarks and also those contained in our Letter of the 9th instant pray let us hear from you and we will set the whole to right. We shall write to the Commissioners about an additional Peat House and are Your Hble Servts Nich Walton Junr J Smeaton PS We have wrote to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital in behalf of your application to us for an Increase of Salary.