Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 29 Sep 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Sep 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Mulcaster                            					Farnacres 29th Septemr 1780

       I have been with Mr Chambers and desired him to be so good as forward the Brass Weights to you and you will take care to send them to Mr John Friend to be kept in some safe place at or near Nenthead or where it is probable there will be occasions for them.

       I have weighed the Assay you gave me at Langley Mill and find the Produce P Fodder to be 6 Oz 17 wt 4 8/10 Gr and therefore you see it is Refineable.

       Pray send me Mr Joblings Recet and James Johnsons Recet the first opportunity.      I am

       Your etc

      N W Junr 

Mr Mulcaster

       We have trIed the Assays for the last Cake of Bullion which was recd at Newcastle and find the produce to be as follows.

The two Assays of Refinable Lead Weighed  3Grs  27 80TH parts equal 9 oz 11 dwt 2 4/10 gr P Fodder, which Multiplied by 80 the number of Fodders refined produces 764 Ounces 8 dwt and comparing this with the real produce which was 782 Oz 5 dwt you observe there is an exceeding of .....17 [oz] 17 [dwt]     


       We are Your Hble Servants

      W & T

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