Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 27 Aug 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Aug 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Mulcaster.                               					Farnacres 27th Augst 1780

       Your Letters of the 23rd & 24th are now in course of being fully answered.

       With regard to the Lane near your House you are desired to get that work forward immediately according to your own description of the matter.

       The behaviour of  Edwd Scott is unaccountably odd and we must endeavour to make him sensible of his error and til we see further must let alone doing anything as to that inclosure of that part of the Common lyable to be hurt by Mill Smoke or even making any Stone Wall in the line of the present Boundary joining the Common you will therefore get clear of the Contracts you made in the best manner you can.

       We hope the Tryal as to Scaleburn Moss Ore will cause more care to be taken as to the Washing of it.  With respect to the Co. giving that Mine up they may do as they please - we are under no difficulties as to that.

       The Silver Weighed exactly 782 1/4 Ounces.

       We are much concerned to have occasion to apply to anybody on Acct of a difficulty in our opperations but certainly in the case you mention it is necessary for us to attempt an improvement & therefore we shall most assuredly apply to Mr Blackett for a Man in Exchange for one of ours.

       The Assays we shall be glad to receive at any time convenient to yourself.

       If you think the Weights that have <Sodder> at the bottom can be made to answer and not liable soon to be put out of order as to true Weight we shd be glad they were not returned but if you have any reason to judge they will soon get wrong pray return them directly.

       Mr Harvey assures the Deals shall be sent by tomorrows Carrier and doubts not they will please.

       We are Yours etc

       W & T

PS Are you a Freeholder in the County of Northumberland 

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