Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Menham – 18 Mar 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Mar 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Menham
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr. Menham							Farnacres 18 March 1782


	Above you have a Drawing for the Bottom of a Hearth for smelting Lead Ore which we doubt not you will perfectly understand.   The Breadth between the two side Ledges you will observe is 22 Inches, and from the Back Ledge to the Front 24 Inches and the Breadth and Depths of the Ledges to be 4 Inches, all which we wish to have particularly attended to, but if the Breadth between the two Ledges of 22 Inches is made 22 1/2 or 22 ΒΌ it will we think be better, and we desire that the Bottom may be exactly 6 Inches thick.

	You are desired to be so obliging as get the above cast so as that it may be sent & to send it by John Corbetts Waggon to Hexham on Friday first wh. a Bill of Parcels directed to Messrs. Mulcaster at Langley Mill, and we beg you will take care to have the Metal very good.   We are

      Sir your Hble servts.

      Walton & Turner 							
This was possibly addressed to Thomas Menham, iron manufacturer of Newcastle, of Menham and Hodgson. The drawing referred to in the letter is not included with the letter as copied into the letter book

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