Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 15 Feb 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Feb 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr John Holmes				Farnacres 15 February 1775

Dear Sir

       Last night I reced the favor of your Letter of the 11th inst and on behalf of Mr Smeaton and Self I do agree to deliver you the Bullion produced at the Lead Mill of the Greenwich Hospital at the price of Five Pence P Ounce more than Standard price for each Cake.   The Standard Price to be regulated by Castaignes Paper of the Friday preceding the arrival of the respective Cakes of Bullion.  The above Agreement to continue til you, or Mr Smeaton and myself find it necessary to give notice to the contrary.

       I shall give orders that the Mill Agent put the Boxes made Lighter than they have been,           I am  Dear Sir Your most hble Servt

      N W Junr 

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