Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Temperley – 13 Jul 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Jul 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Temperley
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Thomas Temperley.                            					Farnacres 13 July 1781

       We have reced your of the 5th instant and certainly approve of you employing such persons as you think most likely to be serviceable to Greenwich Hospital in carrying forward the Works under your care and would by no means have that left to a Lottery.  

       We approve of your employing an additional Man at the Colliery but are not quite clear you acted properly when you applied to William Walker who was at the time working for Mr Wilson.   If Mssrs Mulcaster approve of taking the One Hundred fathom of Yard Seam Coals , the sooner they get them the better, and you will act in the sinking of another pit to the Stone Coal and ridding out the yard Coal Pit as shall appear to you right.  We are glad to see there is a Plate Bed of 10 faths thick and wish we were well thro' the hard Stone and fairly in the plate, and we doubt not your care in keeping every Expence as low as possible.      We are

       Your Humble Servts

      Walton & Turner

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