Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 15 Jan 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jan 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes						Farnacres 15th January 1772

Dear Sir

      I have this day drawn upon you for One Hundred and Forty Seven Pounds Eight Shillings and Four Pence being the amount of Four Hundred Eighty Eight Ounces of Bullion at 6s 1/2d P Ounce. We shall scarce be able to send you another Cake before the beginning of February.

My Father desires me to return you thanks for your obliging enquiries after him; he arrived safe and well and joins me in wishing what you desire. He is indeed very active at his years. I am with best respects for Mr Smeaton & Self

      Dear Sir Your obliged hble Servt

      N W Junr

      Farnacres 15th January 1772

Sir Ten Days after date Pay Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint or their Order One Hundred and Forty Seven Pounds Eight Shillings and Four Pence. Value received as advised by

Sir your most Humble Servts

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes Strand. London

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