Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Temperley – 15 Jan 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jan 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Temperley
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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1781 January 15.          

Directions to Thomas Temperley as to the preparing Stublick Colliery for working Coals against Mayday 1781

To make Tryal of the Stone Coal to supply the demand and this to be done as soon as possible and great care must be taken when the openings are made into the Waste lest the foul Air should Hurt the Workmen.

To endeavour to supply Langley Mill at Mayday with Coals from the Yard Coal Seam without being at the expence of making the winning of 30 yards of breadth under Level; but in case that is found to be impracticable.   Thos Temperley is to write his sentiments to Mssrs Walton and Turner.

To make Tryal of the new Coal as soon as the same is cut by the Level for the new Winning and to have Tryal made of the same at Langley Mill and Thos Temperley must let Msssrs Walton & Turner know when the Coal is cut and how the prospect appears to be of its being workable.

Tryal to be made of the Stone Coal for Reducing and the utmost care must at all times be taken to have the Coal for Langley Mill of the very best sort and worked out of the Seam in such manner as shall be found to answer the purpose best.

The Stones for the House to be got Won by the beginning of April and also the Flaggs & Slates and in case it shd be the opinion of yrself & Mr Mulcaster or the Workmen to be employed in the Building the House that the persons employed in the Winning the Stones etc will not get done in time we must be at liberty to set on others <lo abut> so as that we may not be disappointed.

Walton & Turner
This and following letters of mid-January are to be found in the volume between those dated 10th and 24th April

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