Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 25 Aug 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Aug 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                            				Farnacres 25 th Aug 1780

Mr Mulcaster

       Your Memorandums of the 14th & 17th and Letters of the 18th & 20th instant are now before us and you have our answer to the several Articles therein mentioned as follows.

       Your endeavours to get a Subscription towards the School House have proved that it is necessary to be cautious how that Proposition is to be carried into execution and it must be dropped if Greenwich Hospitals contributing Wood for the Roof and Six Guineas towards the Building will not do; and we will not even contribute that for the Hospital unless we are made clearly sensible that the other part to finish the erection will be forth coming.

       The Agreements you have made with the Turnpike Men to make about 18 Roods of Road for the Hospital at 6s/. P Rood and with Thos Stokoe and William Howden for Winning and Walling at 4s:6d and Jihn Robson for leading Stones to the Wall in inclosing Ground to prevent damage by the Mill Smoke at 3s 6d p rood as also for furnishing Stones for and making tow conduits are hereby approved.

       We do not think it will be proper to allow the Turnpike Men to Enter into our Quarry which was Walled about.

       The conduit to prevent damage to our Coal Level we must desire you to get effectually done at the Expense of Greenwich Hospital.

       The County Cess we shall contribute to and Geo Bell of Lightbirks must also contribute in proportion to our respective Rentals and Geo Bell must leave the settling of his Rental for the Mill Haughs to Mr Thornton which we beg youll speak to Thornton about and get him to settle this busyness. The Rentals for Langley Castle Farm and the Lead Mill will be

      Langley Castle Farm    £111  P Annum

      Langley Mill Ground      35     

       We approve of what you have done with respect to the Peats which Robert Pearson cast without leave upon Langley South Common and Consent to his removing the two Fodders you mention to be left but do not think it will be right to pay him 18d or anything for the Peats removed by Mr Walton's order.

       The desire you have expressed to your Brother of Purchasing Broomhill Freehold for Greenwich Hospital and the Terms upon which he has been requested to make the Purchase are just as we would have wished to have put that matter and you will write us as soon as you hear anything about the busyness.  The keeping it a Secret that it is for Greenwich Hospital is not worth much pains.  We thank you for your attention to this busyness.

       The Deals will it is expected come by Mondays Carrier.

       We have ordered two of the Weights which have Fodder at the Bottom to be returned to you and in case you think they will not answer beg you'll return them to Mr Sandell & Mr Chambers.

       The busyness as to Robert Waugh we have wrote to Mr Hall & Mr Percival about & hope to have redress.   We have required his being discharged.            We are

       Yours etc

       N W Junr

PS.   Your Letters of the 23d & 24th are just come to hand what you propose as to the alteration of the Road near your House is quite right, and the Stones which are now at the Quarry had best be led immediately to that.

       The other matters shall be attended to; the Wall had best stop for the present and we will make some enquiries & give Edward Scott a discharge.

       Mr Walton will see Mr Blackett tomorrow 

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