Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 14 Jun 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Jun 1774
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Holmes.                         			Farnacres 14th June 1774

Dear Sir

       This day I have packed up in a Box directed to you near Somerset House London 853 Ounces of fine Silver which will be sent by the London Carrier who sets out from Newcastle on Saturday first.

       The instant I had wrote the above I reced your Letter of the 11th and have drawn upon you dated this day payable 30 days after date for £98.12.. being the amount of 348 Ounces of Bullion at 5s/8d POunce.  I am sorry to find Silver is again on the drop but we must take that as it happens from time to time.

       I return you thanks for your kind attention in giving me an Account of the intentions of the Deputation as to their time of setting out as also of the Persons who it seems likely will be fixed upon.

       My Wife joins me in every good wish to you and yours and I am

       Dear Sir Your most hble Servt

       N W Junr

PS It will be probably 6 or 7 Weeks before you receive any more Silver.

Sir.                             Farnacres 14 June 1774.  

Thirty days after Date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint Ninety eight Pounds twelve Shillings.  Value reced as advised by Sir Your most hble Servts

       Walton & Smeaton 

To Mr John Holmes London

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