Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 5 May 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 May 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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								Farnacres 5th May 1782

Mr Mulcaster

	Your memorandums of the 28th & 30th Ulto. are now before me and in answer thereto you have my sentiments &c. as follows.  The Lead Mill Pay is to be at Langley Mill the 24th Inst and the Lead Carriers are to be paid there the 27th Inst and you are desired to be particular in giving everybody notice to attend at the Mill at those times and James Johnson & Mr Corbett or some for him must be desired to attend early on Monday Morning the 27 Inst at the Lead Carriers Pay.   I had intended the Lead Carriers Pay to be upon the 25th but have now fixed it to be upon the 27th.   The Toofall and Small piece of Wall are to be in the Pay Bill but such work as may be done at the New Rooms we wish to have in a seperate Bill.   As to the dividing of the Bingsteads let them not be put into any Pay Bill till next Pay in October.   The Lead we expect will be all got to the Warehouse in a day or two or a little more.   You are desired to agree with French about carrying Coals in case upon writing to Mr. Hilton & Jno Friend you do not find there will any inconvenience in making such Agreement as you mention French is willing to enter into – but are you clear French may depended upon.  At all events the Agreemt. must be void in Case of his non performance or any real inconvenience arises to the Commissioners and Govs. Of Greenwich Hospital.   The sooner the Smelters can be Set to work the better & it will certainly be proper to employ them as well as we can in the mean time.  The breaking of the Dam will be considered at the time we are with you but we would be glad to have an Estimate of the expence when we come up to the Mill.  The Iron & Gunpowder we expect you to receive along with this.   When your convenience will admit of that we should be glad to receive the Lead Mill Stublick Colliery and Stublick Level Pay Bills & with regard to the Bill for the new Rooms we shall not expect to see that till we are with you which we intend to be on the 23d Inst in the Evening.   I am

	Your Hble Servant

      Nich Walton Junr.

PS Poor James still continues and very poorly but yr Bro[the]r Says he was in better spirits this Morning.   Your Bro[the]r Robt. I am concerned to let you know got a fall from his Horse or rather the Horse got a fall upon him and his Leg and Arm are very much bruised.   James will write by the same conveyance as this comes and give you a more particular Account.

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