Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 6 Apr 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Apr 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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                                             					Farnacres 6th April 1781 

Mr Mulcaster


       I have received your Letter of the 2d with the Operation for last Month and have examined & find it right.  I am glad to see you have got so well forward & hope you may make a finish of the Ore before the end of this Month, but I would not wish to have anything hurried tho' the sooner all is done the better & more agreable & I believe the best way will be to let alone making the Lead Mill Pay too and therefore I would have you keep spurring the Lead Carriers to bring the Lead down as fast as they get it for I wd have all last Years Ore Lead brought in before we pay.  This last is as I recollect agreable to your wishes.  Let there be two Cakes of Silver.  Mr Thornton was I suppose Married on Tuesday.  He judges improperly to keep our Workmen from the House at Stublick.  Yours of the 31st Ulto was duly received & answered the 1st inst.  I am concerned to hear of Nicholas Temperley being so ill and fear as you do that he will scarcely see out the Lease of Stublick Colliery.    I am

       Your Humble Servant

                            Nich. Walton Junr 

PS.  Lead has got to £15 for Refined - small quantities.  Large Quantities I suppose about £14.12.6 & 15s.

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