Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 1 Feb 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Feb 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes.                 						Farnacres 1st February 1771


	Your letyter of the 26th ulto I recd by last Tuesdays Post and have this day drawn upon you for £143.2.2 being the amount of 473 ¾ ounces of silver bullion at 6s ½ d p oz. I made the weight one penny weight more than you and had so fixed it in our Lead Mill accounts.

	I beg my best respect to Mr and Mrs Smeaton as also yourself and family; Mr Smeaton must be so obliging as excuse my writing as I am just now setting out to attend the Funeral of my Father in Law and most worthy Friend Mr Airey who died last Monday night to the very great concern of all connected with hime – This you will be so Obliging as communicate to Brother Smeaton and desire he will be so good as forward the Papers inclosde immediately. I am very glad to hear our good Friends arrived in Health which I most sincerely with them long to enjoy and am

	Sir your most Hble Servt

		Nich Walton Junr

      Farnacres 1st February 1771 

Sir Ten days after Date Pay to Mr Chris Stevenson on his Order One Hundred and Forty Three Pounds Two Shillings and Two Pence . Value received as advised by Sir your most Hble Servts 

      Walton & Smeaton 

To Mr John Holmes Strand.     London

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