Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 20 May 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 May 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mssrs Peter & James Mulcaster.              				Farnacres 20th May 1781

       We have reced yours of the 16th & 17th inst and duly note their Contents.  On calling yesterday at Mssrs Sandell and Chambers Shop we found that the Anvil & Vice had not been sent on Friday owing to their having been much hurried in compleating some other Orders which they had previous to ours but we are assured they shall be sent by Jas Johnsons Waggon tomorrow and the Bellows for Stublick Colliery Smiths Shop are ready and will be sent tomorrow in John Corbetts Waggon.   What you have done about the Old Anvil or propose doing is quite agreable.   We have reced the Account from Thomas Temperley of the Materials valued by Thomas Iley and John Elliot and shall pay the Money to Mr Bell when we make the Lead Mill Pay.  The Estimate for Harsondale House is much wanted and we are not a little displeased at Wm Howdon on Acct of his want of attention in the altering of the Housing for Mr James Mulcaster and pray tell him this.  We say nothing about the produce from reducing, til we hear further about the running out of the Furnace.  Whenever it is convenient we shall be glad to have the Silver sent.  You are desired to get all the Lead of last Year delivered as soon as possible and after it is all got to the Warehouse we will give you further directions but til then no new Lead must be delivered to any body.          

       We are Your hble Servts

       W & T

PS.   Send all your Letters by the Post Man that comes on the South side of Tyne

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