Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 26 Nov 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Nov 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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                                             					Farnacres 26 Novemr 1781

Messrs Mulcaster 


      The Assays will stand as follows.

                                      Ozs.   Pw.   Gr.   Tenths 

Scaleburn Moss      8. 6.14.4 P Fodder  Refineable

Do. Slag   P.  Do.   Unrefineable 

Browngill Sun Vein 14.14. - - P   Do.   Refineable 

Lead now Selling at £16:15  Silver at 6.1. P Ounce but Silver is rather upon the fall.

      We have ordered you a Pair of Assay Scales which we will send as soon as they arrive at Newcastle but they must not be opened 'till we come to the Mill.

      On Sunday we shall expect to see you both as also your Brother Robert and John Friend; dinner will be ready at One and you must all be here about Twelve when the Cash may be delivered to you so you may either make the Pay on Tuesday or Wednesday Sennt. We are

      Your most Humble Servants

      Walton & Turner

PS.  The Pay Bill is examined and found right.  

      We shall be happy to hear Thomas Barrow is getting better again and that the Black Beer has been of service to him. The proper Name of the Bird which was shot in the Dam is the Golden Eye.  There's a very exact description of it in a Book I have which says "These Birds are very common at Venice in Italy, and not rare on our Sea Coasts."  It was very good to Eat.  Thos Temperleys Acct came safe and right.

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