Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 9 Nov 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Nov 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                        				Farnacres 9th Nov 1779

Mr Mulcaster

       Yours of the 3d& 5th are now before us and we think what you say about the Level Work perfectly proper.  In effect making such a declaration as G Temperley did was in the first instance making an agreement and in the next putting an end to it by enabling the men to have Wages whether they Worked fairly or not.  If Fra.s Carr applies for Money you must venture to lend him and we assure you we are sorry for his loss.  It may be proper enough to defer fencing within Forster and Robinsons Ground for a time til it is seen whether they are desirous of its being done or not.   We are sorry to hear the Agents in Alston moor don't correspond with you so frequently as they ought to do and if they have not made this up before this letter reaches you we beg to know that we may be enabled to set this matter right immediately.   It is absolutely certain that we ought to do as much as lies in our power to keep the Carriage going as long as the other Lessees do and therefore we hope our Carriers will continue to go to the Mines as long as that, and with regard to the dressing and the behaviour of the Company's Agents in particular, to our Carriers etc we must endeavour to get fully informed and get these matters set right by a formal application to the Governors of Greenwich Hospital to be let by them laid before the Governor & Company.     

       We are. Yours etc   W& T

PS.  We have sent you two Quires of large kind of Paper for Lead Ore Carriage Accounts.  We hope to see how the Refining will answer by the Cake you mention.

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