Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 4 Feb 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Feb 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                         				Farnacres 4 Feb 1780

Mr Mulcaster

       Yours of the 30 Ulto is now before us & we are very happy to find the Level Work likely to get forward again, and much obliged to you for your very distinct Account from time to time of the Proceedings.  The Gunpowder and Steel you will receive by Mondays Carrier, as Mr Walton will order it to tomorrow.

       We think it will be very proper go let Frank Carrs Farm and House to Nicholas Temperley and cannot object to Robinson wishing to have time to determine upon what he himself is to do.  It seems necessary to agree with Nicho. Temperley immediately as then both parties will know what they are to expect.

       The Ticket Paper is right as to a Quantity.

       It is now a Thaw here, and as the Wind is westerly here, expect it is the same with you,  & therefore hope you will have no further Stop.

       We rejoice with you on the Difficulty you have in getting the Lead Carriage Men satisfied, & doubt not your lost Pigs will be found.

       We are Your etc. W & T

PS Having weighed the last Assays, the Produce is found as below.

1780    cwt  Fodr  Gn  80th  P Fodder.             Oz Pwt  Gn

Jan25  1722    82   2    14  10.13.3 6/10  prod.  873  18   7 2/10

       real Prod                                  848  15   -

       Short                                       25   3   7 2/10

       Left in Refined Lead P Fodder              14  16 8/10 

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