Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 24 Mar 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Mar 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                          				Farnacres 24th March 1780

Mr Mulcaster

       We have reced yours of the 20th inst and also the Estimate as to the raising of the House, wch as it is most undoubtedly a proper thing to do, we desire you will get Stones to the place against Mr Walton comes up the 18th of April as well as Slater.  As to the manner of doing everything that must be settled afterwards & we assure you we incline most Strongly to accommodate you, thinking at the same time that the Flooring you ask will afford a safe Store Room for articles belonging to Greenwich Hospital which ought to be under your immediate care and also a conventional Lumber Room for you.   The old Couples will we shd suppose, certainly do again, & it is hoped they will answer without any difficulty, but we must not hazard them if there is the least doubt.  The Work had best be done by the day then we can go on with it as we think proper, and make any little alterations without difficulty to the Workmen.  The mode however of doing this work must rest to be settled.  We shall be glad to receive the Estimate for the Floor when convenient to you.

       Mr Walton has seen Mr Hall who is determined to lower the price of Carriage, but how much he has not yet fixed.  He has promised to acquaint us the first Opportunity after all is done in that respect.  After their Carriage Pay we shall be glad to hear from you with your Sentiments & with what you have already given us as your Opinion which we much approve shall then determine upon the matter.    We are

       Your etc W & T 

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