Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 5 Nov 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Nov 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                      				Farnacres 5th Novemr 1780

Mr Mulcaster

       Yours of the 31st Ulto is now before us and we are glad to find Mr Waltons calculation has been so near the truth & hope you may get to the Length of 4200 or 4150.  We cannot think it proper to employ Wm Brown of Langley as a Smelter any more and desire you will tell him so in case he makes a further Application.

       Joseph Bell is now here and desires to be employed in anything we can let him have.   The Slag Hearth Work has been  mentd to him & he has been told that our Number of Ore Smelters is quite full.  He is willing to undertake the Slag Hearth Business upon the usual Conditions and we desire you will set him on as soon as that can be done with Convenience to the Work at Langley & tho' we wish to oblige him, he must be set on sooner than that & we hope this may be done before Christmas, we must however leave the whole to you and doubt not youll set him on as soon as you see it can be done without Inconvenience.  We have made him thoroughly sensible that he is to be entirely under your Direction & he has promised to observe what you say to him & that we may depend upon his good behaviour.   We are

       Yours etc

       W & T

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