Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 16 Sep 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Sep 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes. 						Farnacres 16th September 1770

Dear Sir

      On the 24th of last Month by our Order a Box of Bullion containing 310 Ounces was delivered at Newcastle and you have as follows a Copy of the Reced. for the Carriage

Reced. 24 th August 1770 of Messrs Walton & Smeaton Six Shillings for Carriage of a Box to Mr J Holmes Watchmaker in the Strand London containing Bullion

24 Lb at 3d - £   6[s].

Francis finley for Matthew Lee

      As we have no Accts from you of the delivery of the above Box or are uneasy lest there may have been a miscarriage and in case it is not arrived at your House you will immediately make enquiry at the Newcastle Carriers Warehouse in London and write us by return of Post without fail.

      Yesterday we sent in a Box directed to you Watchmaker near Somerset House Strand London 459 1/4 Ounces of Silver Bullion, the Carriage is not paid. The Carriers Name is David Jackson and he will arrive in London on Saturday the 29th Instant.

      Our best Compliments to yourself Mrs Holmes and the Family and are Dear Sir

      Your most Hble Servt

      Walton & Smeaton

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