Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 31 Dec 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Dec 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Peter Mulcaster.                        				Farnacres 31 Decr 1779

Mr Mulcaster

       We have reced your two Letters of the 26th and are very happy to find the Alteration you have made as for the Reducers is so promising to produce advantage to Greenwich Hospital.   We very much approve of what you propose further in this matter.

       We are extremely angry at the bad behaviour of John Forster and Geo. Robinson and it is certain if we had been at the Mill at the time we shd have discharged them both instantly, but as you have forgiven them on their promise of good behaviour for the time to come, we shall consent to that, but expect you will have the strictest Attention to their behaviour for the future, and assure you we will not forgive them if any thing of the kind happens after this time and this we insist upon your making known to them immediately.

       We entirely join with you in Opinion of what might have been the Consequence by Forster and Robinsons being about.

       We are obliged to you for what you mention as to Thomas Forster

       We are glad to hear you have not lost all your Water and hope you will stil continue to have a Supply at the Well at the Quarry but rather fear you will lose the whole, but time will discover that.

       As soon as the Stone in the Level becomes so firm as to stand without Wood, we desire that an Account may be made out of every Expence from the time of the last Pay to that time, and Geo Temperley must be careful to agree by the Fathom at as low a Rate as he can, and if it is that any of the Men wish to take advantage of us, we desire to be quit of such, and to employ others in their stead.      We are

       Your Hble Servts

      Walton & Turner 

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