Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 21 Oct 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Oct 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.             				Farnacres 21 October 1779.    


Mr Mulcaster

       On looking over our papers we found the inclosed wch we return you, and on examining the Accounts there is an Article on Acct of Langley Lime Kilns which appears to be unpaid and as that is the case, it had best be brought into next years Account.  It is Joseph Toppin for 4 Shovels 11s/8d.  We send you herewith the Rental of the Mill Land as settled the 15 inst.  The Iron and Steel are ordered to be sent by James Johnson and the Deals by John Corbett on Friday.  You have inclosed a Copy of the Mill Pay Bill as also of the Lime Kiln & Level Accounts.  You are desired to engage James Robinson and John Craig as Smelters as you have proposed.  Mr Thornton will as soon as the Season is proper cut you some Ash Wood for Pickshafts & if you want Shovel Shafts you had best get him to cut proper Wood for them.   As it will be of use to the Undertaking at Langley Mill to have a set of Screw Plates and Pins, we desire you will order them.  You'll take care to get in all the Money for Lime sold immediately. You are desired to sign and return the inclosed Bill of Expenses & you may burn the rough Draft.  We have destroyed the operation formerly sent for September & put up the other reced this day, & we have altered the August Operation as you desire.  The Chains are not paid for by us & may be included in next Pay Bill.  We are sorry the Level Men do not get so well forward, but hope the Difficulty will not continue, if it shd, we must increase the Price, that however must not be done if it can be avoided.  John Friend has been here this day and is gone to consult Mr Lambert and Mr Gibson.  He thinks the Carriers may be kept going some time yet.  We shall certainly not come to pay the Ore Carriers & therefore as soon as the Carriage is over an Account must be sent us and we will give you and Mr Thornton Directions when to come for the Money.     We are

              Your etc

       W & T 

PS. The Garden may be got done at any time you see convenient but by its crossing the Earth Dyke it will give the Children an Opportunity of Climbing over.

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