Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Temperley – 4 Feb 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Feb 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Temperley
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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                                           						Farnacres 4th February 1781 

Thomas Temperley

       As the Manure produced from the Hay & Straw of the Farm your Father has at Langley Mill and also some of the Manure which is lying there Shd be considered as belonging to that Farm, and as you are to have the Farm next year it is expected that you lead to and lay upon such parts of that Farm as most require the same Two Thirds at least of the Manure above mentd and what remains at the end of the time you are to have the Farm above which is one year whoever is Tenant of it must have liberty to take such manure and all lead afterwards till the 12th May 1782 away at any time after the 1st of January 1782.

       Mr Mulcaster mentioned the Manure when he was last down here and he also mentioned to us that it might be a convenience to you to have the Hospital be at the Expence of improving you some Ground in the Pasture you paying Interest; this we shall be glad to recommend if when we view the Ground and talk with you upon the spot it shall appear proper for Greenwich Hospital to be at the Expence of

       As the Limestone Quarry and Kilns at Langley are now kept in Greenwich Hospitals Hands for the accommodation of Langley Mill and are connected properly with the Colliery at Stublick we must expect you will take them under your care after Mayday without any additional Salary for as you will be so near a very little attendance tho frequent will be wanted.       We are

       Your real well wishes

       Walton & Turner

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