Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 23 Aug 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Aug 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Messrs. Mulcaster						Farnacres 23d Augt. 1782


      John Friend in his Letter of the 4th. inst. writes us that he took up 2Bs. 3 Cwt. of Bouse Ore and 2 Bs. 3 Cwt. of Cutting Ore at Greengill West End the 17 July and sent those quantities to Langley for Duty; now it is plain there is some mistake about this as the quantities set down by you in your Operations as reced. from Greengill are as follows.

                                          Bs Cwts. Bs Cwts

In Operation from 27th April to 25th May. 

  Greengill Bouse                          2   -    -   -

  This possibly may be Ore raised by the 

    Hospital at the Hush

in Operation ending 27 July 

  Greengill Bouse 2:7 Cutting 3 Cwts.      2   7    -   3

                                           4   7    -   3


                  Langley Mill Total       5   2

                  Jno. Friends Total       4   6

but Jno. Friend says the 4 Bings 6 Cwt. of Bouse Ore & Cutting were not Weighed over at Greengill till June and consequently the 2 Bings in Operation ending 25 May could be no part thereof and therefore it would seem that for 2 Bs:3 Cwt. of Bouse and 2:3 of Cutting you have only got 3 Cwt. of Cutting and have received 4 Cwt. of Bouse too much – 

    Which is over in Bouse  -  4 Cwt.

    & Short in Cutting      2 

    Short upon the whole    1  4 

if the 2 Bings In Operation of 25th May don’t belong to the 4 Bings 6 Cwt.  You’ll enquire into this and let us know how the Acct. should be.

      We shall be glad to hear the Carpenters are getting well on and are

      Your &c

      W[alton] & T[urner]

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