Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 21 Mar 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Mar 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                       			Farnacres 21st March 1780

Mr Mulcaster

       I have reced your Letters of the 15th and 17th and also yours of the 18th inst.  Mine of the 18th shd have been dated the 17th.

       The Circumstances you mention as to the Quick Sand are what were not expected by any means and my Father with whom I have consulted thinks it very extraordinary that we shd again find ourselves in difficulty, you however explain the matter so exceedingly clearly that we can judge of it almost as well as if we were upon the Spot to see every part and do not apprehend anything can be done but what is proposed by Geo Temperley, only tell him to be careful of the Foundation when the walls across the Quicksand part.

       Having fully entered into the Smelting Business before we shall wait til all is finished and not say any more at present.

       I have rectified all the Errors in the Operations and as I found one Pig in your Operation paper and you found a Pig upon the Common those two together shd surely be equal to two.

       I immediately spoke to my Father about Geo Temperleys Brother who will be glad to serve him on your Recommendation, but he does not at present know of a Vacancy.   He is desirous to know the cause of his leaving Mr Greive, & what wages he would expect.

       Mr Hilton acquaints me Mr Hall intends to lower the price of Carriage but does not say what.

       In the Estimate the Floor you mention may as well be included as not and let the Calculation be made for Oak Joists for that Floor.  I cannot 'til I see the Estimate form a true Judgement of what ought to be done, but at all Events I would be glad to have the Scales brot. to the place before I come to the Mill & the Stones may be let alone 'til after that. I am

       Your Hble Servt

       Nich. Walton Junr

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