Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 15 Jan 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jan 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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 Mr John Holmes.                     				 Farnacres 15 Janu 1780.   

Dear Sir.     

       We are much obliged by the trouble you have taken in paying for the Bone Ashes, and settling the sending of other 50 Casks.

       This day we have drawn upon you at Thirty days date for £207.12s3d being the Amount of Seven Hundred and Thirty Two & three Quarters Ounces of fine Silver at 5s/8d P Ounce.

       The Weight of the above is equal to abt 50 1/4 Pounds but what the Box was, we cannot tell but we always pd at the rate of 3d P Pound.

       We are sorry to find the Trade so dull but indeed all Trade is so.

       We are Dr Sir Your etc 

       W & T

£207.12 3.  Farnacres 15th January 1780

Thirty days after Date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Two Hundred and Seven Pounds Twelve Shillings and Three Pence.      Value received as advised by

Walton & Turner 

Mr Holmes London

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