Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 26 Oct 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Oct 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Messrs Mulcaster                                                  				Farnacres 26th Octor 1781 

       We have reced your Letter of the 23d but not in time to send you an Answer by the News Man this Evening.  We now inclose you the Due Papers, the Acct of Money advanced by you to the Workmen with Memorandums on its back, & the Acct of Money reced and paid.  With regard to the 3s/6d for Swills it certainly was either pd to Mr Ja. Mulcaster or given to some one for him when he signed the Recet for them but the Shilling for Lime was undoubtedly put into the Dish & was or shd have been there when the £56.14.6 was pd you.  By the Inclosed Acct drawn out here this Evening it appears there will be due from you 3s/7 1/2d & that we shall settle with you at Meeting or next pay.  In your Letter you mention that the Money pd on Acct to Trench & Lumsdon was only £5 - if so we will want 8s/7 1/2d but we suppose you have made a mistake in setting down £5 - in your Letter instead of £5:5:-

       The Men are to be paid for two Days traveling one going & one returning.  The Iron Door will come by Johnson on Monday.

       We are glad you have agreed with Thos Trench to make the piece of Road & hope you will get Stones sufficient from the Levell Shaft Heaps.  If it will not interfere with the making of this Road we wish Trench to have the levelling of the old Fence.   Fifteen pence P Rood is certainly enough for the Walling the Walls you mention but don't let the Work stand for a penny P Rood.

       The Deals are ordered & will certainly come by Corbett.

       Thos Temperleys Accounts are reced and be so good as let him know that from the last Settlement we desire he will begin again at No 1 & that we shall alter 21,22 & 23 into 1,2 & 3 & desire he will do the like.

       As you have so good a Stock of Bone Ashes will it not be right to let alone sending for any 'til the Spring?

       We wish James Watson to send what Paint etc will be necessary for the Doors and Windows at Lowbyer & that he may go without loss of time to paint them himself but shd be glad that the Paper was finished before he went at least so far as that he may paint what is necessary there & therefore do you write to Messrs Hilton & Friend to know this.

       We are Your Humble Servts 

       Walton & Turner

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