Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 3 Oct 1780

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

       We have reced yours of the 30th Ulto and desire you will acquaint Nicholas Woodman that we have no objection to his being an Ore Carrier next Season & that we shall continue to employ him as long as he behaves properly & wishes to be a Carrier.

       It gives us pleasure to see the Produce by reducing better than in the two last Operations.

       We wish to pay the Leven Men at the same time we make the Lead Mill Pay.

       The two Assays of Refineable  Lead weigh 3Gr 76 80th p F  - equal 9 Oz 19 pwt  13,2 Gr P Fodder which multiplied by 80 the number of Fodders refined produces 774.4 and comparing this with the Weight as you have it 754 - you observe there is a falling short of  20.4

       We are Your etc

       W & T

The number of Fodders were 81 & so the Quantity of Assay is

783 17 13,2

755              real produce

 28 17 13,2  short of Assay

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