Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 25 Feb 1780

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

Mr Mulcaster

       We have reced your Letter,  are glad to hear you have got the Gun Powder & Steel and that the Level seems now likely to get underway again.

       The Operation you may send at any time convenient to yourself.

       The Frost has been extremely severe here but we are realy concerned at your having had so very disagreable a piece of work in attending the Sluice & must make a point of it that you never attempt anything of that or any other kind again so like it to injure your Health.  We must not pretend to fight against the Seasons unless we can can do it with Safety and therefore let the Work stand rather than you do a like thing again.  The Effort seems very extraordinary, but what you mention as to keeping the Dam with a Cover of Ice upon it is undoubtedly right.

       We are Your etc.       


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