Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 20 Sep 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Sep 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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[A small plan entered at this point is available in the PDF of this letter transcript]

Messrs Mulcaster.                          				Farnacres 20th Septemr 1781

       Above you have a Sketch showing how the small pieces of Ground now in Common is to be divided.  The Fence dotted is to be taken down.  In the first place the Lane of Watering place is to be done and the size of it must be 10 yards broad and the length 40 yards measured along the South East Fence of your Field in which your Housing Stands or adjoins.  The bottom of No1, is to be 50 Links, the bottom of No 4 62 Links, and the bottom of No 3 60 Links but perhaps these measures will not exactly answer upon the Ground in which case you must proportion them amongst each other.  From the ends of Nos 1, 4 & 3 set off the Lines exactly Square from the Lines of the Long 20 Links and from the ends of the 20 Link divisions set out the Lines to the ends of the present division Lines of Nos 1, 4, 3 & 2.  From this Letter and the above Sketch with the measures thereon we doubt not you will get the whole done according to your wishes and we are

       Your most Humble Servants

       Walton & Turner

PS You need not attempt sending the Pay Bill to Farnacres.   We have received T. Temperleys Account and Mr Wallers Bills of parcels and return you the Plan of Langley Mill Ground herewith.  Mr Walton Senr continues to recover finely.

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