Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 26 Dec 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Dec 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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                                               					Farnacres 26th Decemr 1780 

Mr Mulcaster

       Yours of the 19th & 20th came duly to hand and we are glad to hear you got well home and have finished the Pay.   You say you hope all is right.  We hope you have no reason to think any Mistake has been made.  The Cash you have received we shall immediately place to the Accounts of the Persons from whom you received it Viz £8 to John Elliot's Account and £44 to Ann Brown's and an Acquittance for each and for those Sums making together £52 - 8 we desire you will sign a Recet on Account for £50 -8 which will settle the Sum of £2 over received of you for Lead sold at the Mill in our Lead Mill Pay the 18 Octor last.  We are obliged to you for the trouble you took about Carrs Leases and desire you'll take care of them 'til you hear further.  We have received John Friends Letter about the Water Course and hope that Business will now be got forward.  What you mention respecting John Friend we return you thanks for and doubt not he will be careful to alter what may have been wrong taken in from himself to you by his most-stating the Matter for if he was clear in his Account we are pretty sure you wd represent everything truly.  What you have your done with regard to the Washing Business is perfectly agreable.   We wish you and all Connections many happy Returns of this Season & are

       Your etc

       W & T

PS I return yours & Jno. Friends Recet for the Money you had to make the Pay which was £989.2.8. Which of the Parcels was short 20s? 

                     N W Junr

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