Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 10 May 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 May 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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								Farnacres May 10th. 1782

Dear Sir

      Yesterday I reced. the favor of your Letter of the 4th. which by its date ought to have arrived upon the 7th. but I see it has the London Postmark of the 6th. upon it so that it has come in due course of Post.

	I have this day drawn upon you for £118.4. .. being the amount of 374 ½ Ounces of Bullion at 6s/3d ¾ p[er] Ounce.   The Bill pay.ble 40 days after date.

	I thank you for the Information you give from my Brother Smeaton and I think myself much obliged to him and shall be glad to hear from him as soon as convenient pray be so good as remember me to him very affectionately.

	Mr Beilby acquaints me that the Sale of Mr. Hawthorns effects is about closed and that there will be very little if any thing left for the Children He intimated to me that it had been a troublesome busyness to him and tho’ he had no wish to have any allowance by way of Agency to take to himself yet if the Creditors would take the matter into consideration & make any allowance he should be glad to have that applied to the use of the Children.  I promised I would Name this to you & having done so I have acquitted myself of the matter.   

      I am Dear Sir You most Humble Servant

		Nich Walton Junr.

PS Mr Peters is I expect now in London by whom I am sorry I neglected sending my Watch which has gone very ill for some time past & I think it has never done so well since the last cleaning as it used to do bet<ter> 

£110:4 - Farnacres 10th May 1782.

Forty Days after Date Pay to the Order of Messrs. Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint One Hundred and Eighteen Pounds and Four Shillings – Value Received as advised by Walton & Turner

Mr. Holmes  London							
Addressed not named, but from the contents must be John Holmes

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