Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 27 May 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 May 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mssrs Peter & James Mulcaster.       					Farnacres 27th May 1781

       We only received your of the 23d and have got the Estimate for the addition to Harsondale House.  We are very glad to hear the House for Mr James Mulcaster is finished and that it is to your satisfaction.   There will be no occasion for you to bear any part of the expence.    We approve of what you propose about the Lead Carriers, and shall be glad to receive the Pay Bill Operation and Lead Carriage Account, as soon as your convenience will admit of it.   On examining we find the loss by the last Operation of Refining and Reducing, to be under a Twelfth part.  Pray tell Thomas Temperley we desire to have the Level Account or Pay Bill, to come down along with the Lead Mill Pay, as also an Account of the Leadings, and Winning Stones, Slates and Flags for his House etc.   When you write with the Pay Bill let us know much Money you will have to bring us to the Pay, as we must bring as much as to make what will be wanting, after deducting that from the Pay Bills.

       We are Your Humble Servants

       Walton & Turner

PS  Jno Friend tells us there is a good Grove cut at Dowgang.

We expect the Silver left with you to answer for that Pay and we shall not bring any Silver. 

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467