Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 16 Nov 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Nov 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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                                    Mr John Holmes					Farnacres 16th Novr 1782

Dear Sir.                                                   

       We are in want of a very good pair of Assay Scales that will weigh accurately to an Eightieth part of Grain  and shall be much obliged by your enquiring what such a pair with proper weights & a Glass Case to hang them in will cost, including the necessary packages to keep all safe so as to come by the London Waggon to Newcastle.  The sooner we know this the more agreeable it will be. 

       By tomorrows Waggon we expect you will receive a Box containing about 715 Ounces of fine Silver.   Mr Smeaton who we expected to have had the pleasure of seeing here this day is not yet arrived.    We are

       Dear Sir Your most Hble Servts

      Walton & Turner 

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