Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 24 Nov 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Nov 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Mr Mulcaster.                        					Farnacres 24th Novr 1780

      As we shall make a Pay when you are ready with the Lead Ore Carriers Accounts I desire youll let me have the Ore Carriers Bill as soon as convenient.   I don't wish to hurry you as it may possibly be some little time before it is convenient to make the Pay and I rather think that likely.

      Yours of the 20th & 21st are both reced and I am glad the Quantity of Ore has proved so well and so near my calculation.   I must not expect to be so near at any other time.   I am obliged by the enquiry you have made as to the Carrs.  What you mention as to the Yard Coal Seam is very proper.  I am glad to hear the Governor & Co are making a Tryal of Smelting in the Air Furnace and wish them success with all my Heart.   Pray by all means Employ Nevin when the School House is Thatched.  The mode you propose as to having the Workmen from Dukesfield is certainly the best & I will try to get it so fixed.  I hope the alteration in the Furnace will prove for the better.  I expect there are <60> Casks of Bone Ashes now come in for you. The Butter is arrived.

      Your Humble Servant

      Nich Walton Jr

PS  The inclosed is for T. Temperley

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
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