Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 22 Jul 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jul 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Peter Mulcaster.                          			Farnacres 22d July 1780

Mr Mulcaster 

       Last Night I reced your Letters of the 16th & 18th. The Silver was sent for London Yesterday afternoon somI never saw it.

       I have tryed the Produce of Silver & find it to be as follows.  The Assay weighed 2Gr  14 dwt which is equal to 10 Oz 13 dwt 3Gr 6Tenths P Fodder and as there are 80 Fodders refined the Quantity of Silver according to Assay amounts to 852 Oz 12 dwt and the real Produce being 807 Oz 10 dwts there is a falling short of 45 Oz 2 dwts this Operation.

       I would by all means try Throckley Coals again.  I think it very probable the Toft Bricks will not answer but a tryal will best show that.

       Mr Turner and I mean to Dine at Langley Mill in our Way to Alston on Friday the 11th of Next Month and shall not be with you at the Mill before that time.   I hope to see you the 1st of August.

       The Brass Weights will I hope come to you by Fridays Carrier but I cannot be certain of that and I flatter myself after you get them the Weight will be better.  I think there is something Idle and bad in the Ore being delivered so wet & pray tell John Friend to see to that and if necessary let application be made to Mr Hall and Mr Percival for redress & let us hear from him.   I am

       Your etc N W Junr

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