Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 22 Sep 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Sep 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster 							Farnacres 22nd September 1769

      Your Letter of the 18th Instant now lies before me and in Answer I am now to acquaint you that you may let Mr George Ridley have 1/2 a Fodder of Refined Lead at the Rate of Fourteen Pounds PFodder and having nothing to do about the Carriage which is equal to allowing him one penny PStone for the Carriage. It must be paid for on taking away.

      With regard to the Slags the whole us left to your Management and I have not the least doubt of your doing your best.

      Pray let me know when I may expect a piece of Silver and how much it will Weigh as you guess tho' I before wrote you on this head. I dont mean to put you out of the usual course of working and therefore dont hurry on a Supposition I want the Silver. I am

             Your Hble Servt.

             		N Walton Junr.

PS As the Lead Mill pay is to be upon the 31st October I wish Mr Hilton and you would get together and settle the Accounts as soon after the 30th Instant as you possibly can and I desire to see Mr Hilton with the Accounts at this place as soon as he can come after that is done. We shall pay all in full to the 30th Instant inclusive except the Lead Carriage; we will only pay them on Account. I think on considering it there must be a Cake of Silver taken off the latter end of next Week.

           The Lead Carriage Account must be drawn out in the same manner as if we were to make a clear Pay. It will not be necessary to stop the Lead Carriage except upon the 30th and 31st of October.


31st October 1769 Lead Mill Pay ....Fixed 23rd September 1769

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