Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 11 Mar 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Mar 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Holmes.                 			Farnacres 11th March 1775


       This days London Waggon from Newcastle will bring you 420 1/2 Ounces of fine Silver and I think it will be about the latter end of April before you receive any more, as we have had a very sad misfortune at our Lead Mill, some malicious Person or Persons having broken into it, and cut and spoiled the Leather of four pair of Bellows.       

       I am Sir Your hble Servt

       N W Junr

PS.  I sold the Silver I mentioned to you to Mr Langlands for 5s/9d P Ounce.

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