This section is from the book "A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction Vol2: Masonry. Carpentry. Joinery", by The Colliery Engineer Co. Also available from Amazon: A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction.
151. All walls, whether of brick or stone, should be laid in cement mortar, or lime-and-cement mortar mixed in the proportions hereafter given. If the soil is wet or damp, cement mortar should be used, but for ordinary sand, clay, or gravel, cement and lime mortar fulfils the requirements, and where foundation walls are above the level of the surrounding ground, good lime mortar may be used.