Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 14 Jul 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Jul 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr. Holmes							Farnacres 14th July 1782

Dear Sir

      By yesterdays Carrier we send you a Box containing 667 Ounces of fine Silver which will we hope arrive safe in London the 26th. instant.

	When Mr Smeaton was in London he purchased a pair of Spectacles for a Friend of ours which cost, I believe, 5s - & if you will be so good as let me know what my Watch is to be for cleaning I will allow for that and the Spectacles when I draw for the above Silver.

	I observe Silver has been lowering for some time but yet at a good, or, however, a great price, fine being now 6s/2d by Castaigns paper.  I am for Mr Turner & self

      Dear Sir Your most Hble Servt.

      Nich Walton Junr.

PS Having sent a parcel of Mustard for our Greenwich Friends we have desired Mr Maule to order Six Bottles to you which you will oblige us by accepting.				

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