Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 24 Dec 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Dec 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                        			Farnacres 24th Decemr 1779

Mr Mulcaster

       Yours of the 20th Decemr is come safe to hand with the Assays and Jno Leonards Recet Inclosed.  John is a steange irregular Being, but under the circumstances you mentioned we'd be hard upon him if we were not to forgive him.  We entirely approve of what you have done about the Reducing etc.

       We are glad to hear that we have got into terra firma with the Level but much concerned that your Water should be taken away, we however hope you will be enabled to do til Summer without much inconvenience and we will certainly endeavour to relieve you.

       The frost being now very severe we hope you will find benefit having Stopped up the Mouth of the Refining Tail Race it is however quite as necessary that the Mouth of the Lead Mill tail Race should have a Door as the other and pray get a Yetling such as you describe without loss of time.   We are

       Your hble Servts

       W & T

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