Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 2 Nov 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Nov 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Messrs Mulcaster                                             				Farnacres 2nd Novr 1781 

       We have reced your Letter of the 31st Ulto with the Operation, are obliged by yr acquainting T Temperley as to Numbering the Acct and particularly glad to find that the calculations of 3000 will be exceeded.  It is certain that none of the Slag Lead that was produced from the first Tryal is refineable by a great deal and therefore if you can pick it out I desire youll do so and let it be melted & cast into 12 Sto[nes] Lead.  This shows that when we have any poorish Lead for Silver that we shd have Assays of the Slag Lead & indeed I believe it will be right never to make two Assays in the same Test nor to Assay more than a Quarter of a pound of Lead  & I desire this may be done so in future.  We are glad the Fire Door etc are arrived as also the Deals in your next let me know how you like the Deals.  I thank you for your care abt the Painting.

       I am for Mr Turner & Self Your Humble Servt

       Nich Walton Junr

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