Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 2 Oct 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Oct 1778
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster						Farnacres 2d Oct 1778


Mr Mulcaster

      I duly reced. your Letter of the 30th Ulto by your Brother this Morning and am sorry you have met with so great a disappointment in consequence of which I am also disappointed.   I however hope notwithstanding the distressing situation Mr Hilton has brought himself into that he will be able to Clear up the matter of the Carriage and Mr Turner and I are much obliged by your care on this occasion tho’ it has not produced us the desired information.

	I have rectified all the Errors in the Operations according to your Letter and have altered the Stock of Refineable Lead in Operation ending 29th August to 548 and the Total to 1215 and having gone thro’ the September Operation I find that is right.

	I am glad you have got some Slagg Hearth Stones at Woodhall and hope they will prove well and what you mention as to the Leading is perfectly agreeable.

	I shall hope to hear from you or Mr Hilton very soon about the Ore in Arrear from the Companys Mines and in the meantime inclose you an Account shewing how it stands according to the Accounts which I settled when at Alston and by which I must abide as I am certain they are right according to the Quantities raised by the Company’s Pay Bills and the Estimated Quantities for the half Year ending at Midsummer which last is the only part where there can be an error that is those Quantities for the half Year may have been set down too high but if it so surely the Michs. Quarter will make good the deficiency, or it must have been a strange Estimate, I am

      Yours &c. NW Junr.

PS I beg the Carriage may be kept going as long as possible.  I observe and you will see by the inclosed Accot. that we have got 2 Cwt. of Ore over from Crossgillhead & Cornriggs.   The Duty on the Estimated Ore amounts to 1419 Bings 

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