Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 23 Nov 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Nov 1778
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr. Peter Mulcaster					Farnacres 23d Novr. 1778


Mr. Mulcaster

      We duly reced. yours of the 16th inst. and agreable to your desire send this to acquaint you that we shall pay the Ore Carriers and Lead Mill Workmen on Monday the 7th. Day of next Month at the Golden Lion in Hexham & desire you will send us the Pay Bill to this place as soon as you can after Recet. hereof and we must desire you to send us at same time an Accot. shewing the Quantity of Ore carried from the Mines this year by each Carrier and distinguishing the Windy Brow and Cornriggs Quantities from the rest which will enable us to prepare for the Pay and indeed without the Pay Bill and Carriers Accot. being sent us we shall not be able to know what Money to bring.

      We are much obliged by yours and your Brothers Attention to what we have mentd. & thank you both, enough seems to be done for the present, & the whole matter must rest ‘til we receive Directions, which we every day expect.   We are   Your &c.   W & T.

PS. Pray forward the inclosed the first Opportunity
the enclosed letter referred to in the postscript was presumably the letter to the Hilton brothers of the same date

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467