Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 3 Nov 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Nov 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Mulcaster.            						Farnacres 3d Novr 1780

       Yours of the 27th & 28th Ulto were duly reced and we are obliged by your care as to the Lead Carriage but as the present demand is satisfyed they need not now hurry, however it will we believe not be right to take pains to stop them.

       As every thing respecting the Smelters was fixed when we were at the Mill we cannot go from that and therefore it will undoubtedly be proper not to take Joseph Bell on as a Smelter of Ore and your answer was very proper to him.   If we can take him to the Slagg Hearth in the way you mention and you think it right, we shd be glad to encourage him and after Tryal we may have it in our favour afterwards on some future occasion to do more for him but we can assure you he has had no promises of Employment at Langley Mill, yet at the same time we must say we wish to oblige him but every thing must depend upon his behaviour for no consideration shall induce us to permit any Person being at Langley Mill who we do not think will do his Duty to the best of his ability.

       We shall be glad to receive the Silver at Newcastle this day Sennt and are

       Yours etc

       W& T

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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