Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 8 Oct 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Oct 1778
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Mulcaster						Farnacres 8th Octr. 1778

Mr Mulcaster

      We are much pleased with your last Letter and perfectly agree with you in Sentiment.   It will certainly be improper to go faster than the Lead Mine Adventurers in the Carriage that is we think it would be improper to be much ahead at any time or at any Mine but we would wish to be rather ahead than the Contrary and yet it would most assuredly be improper to go to excess in that; we therefore most cordialy join with you in thinking that we should go on hand in hand as much as possible but never to allow the Lessees to remove Ore without paying Duty.   We are obliged by your attention to the Carriage and hope the good treatment of the Galloways will enable them to carry a considerable further quantity this Season tho’ the Weather now seems to break much.   We have not yet got the Browngill Mines Accot. we however expect it by return of Mr Farrer.  You will soon hear about the fixing of the pay & we are 

      Yours &c

      W & T

PS. When Mr Farrer delivers this he will shew you our Letter to Mr. Hilton about the Carriage 

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467