Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 28 Dec 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Dec 1778
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr. Peter Mulcaster					Farnacres 28th Decemr. 1778

Mr Mulcaster

      We have reced. yours of the 21st and duly note its Contents.   The Quantities of Coals as reported by the Carriers we suppose may be right but must desire you will enquire of Thomas French and the two Joes whether the quantities they charge are the whole of what they have carried since the beginning of Nent Force Level, for if that shd. prove to be the case, we find we have paid Thomas French for 100 Load 30th May last which is 5 more than he now charges and there have been 78 pd. for to Wm. & Mattw. Lee by Mr. Hilton the 24th October 1777 for which Mattw. Lee signed the Recet.; and Frenches Money was pd. to Robt. Hornsby by ourselves.  After you have made these Enquiries pray let us hear from you immediately.

      The Quantities now charged by the several persons are as follows.

   Thomas French   95  £4..15..

   Wm. Lee         78   3..18..

   Matt. Lee       80   4.. - ..

   Thos. Robson    12      12..

   Thos. Dickinson  7       7..

   Jos: Dickinson  26    1..6..

   Wm. Dickinson   24    1..4..


	It gives us much pleasure to hear you have found two of your pigs & hope the third will be found at the Pay.   The Error may be rectified as you propose.   We are

      Your hble Servts.

      W & T

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