Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 15 Jun 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jun 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Holmes.                    Farnacres 15th June 1773

Dear Sir

       The days Post brought me the favor of yours of the 12th instant and I have drawn upon you for the last Bullion taking one Ounce and an half which by mistake was overdrawn for upon the 29th Ult.  The Bill is dated this day and payable 20 days after date for £111.2.6 being the amount of 381 Ounces at 5/10d P Ounce.  In our Letter of the 29th Ult we made a mistake in saying you would receive the last Box of Bullion upon the 5th instant for you received it in due course the 12th indeed we wrote so much in a hurry upon the 29th Ult that you must be kind enough to excuse both blunders. I am sorry the Silver Trade is in so bad a state at present but hope the price will advance and the demand increases; if the first happens it must be however owing to the latter.  I expect a Cake of Bullion from our Works about the latter end of this Month but cannot guess at its size.  I am with best respects to yourself and Family

       Dear Sir your most hble Servt

      N W Junr  

Sir.                               		Farnacres 15th June 1773

Twenty days after date pay to Mssrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint or their Order One Hundred and Seven Pounds Two Shillings and Six Pence.        Value received as advised by Sir your most hble Servts Walton & Smeaton 

To Mr Holmes     Watchmaker.         London

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