Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Finch – 30 Dec 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Dec 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Finch
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr. John Finch						Farnacres 30 Decemr 1776



      We reced yours of the 19th. inst but directed to us near Gateshead at Newcastle upon Tyne.   This is contrary to our desire and by your adding Newcastle upon Tyne we lose a Post; you are therefore desired to direct any letters which you have occasion to Write to us in future as follows – 

	Messrs Walton & Smeaton


By which means we shall always get them sooner than by any other direction.

	The rise of Casks has made us turn our thoughts to getting a sett of Casks made stout and Iron bound for the purpose of bringing the Bone Ashes from London and returning them for more as occasion requires, and we shall be obliged to you for your advice as to this and at what price we can be furnished with Two Hundred Casks or half that Number for this purpose – sufficiently strong & Iron Bound We are

      Sir yours &c

		W & S

PS Don’t let the above prevent your sending us Ashes when ready, in the usual way.

	The sooner we hear from you the more agreeable

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