Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 17 Jun 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Jun 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes. 						Farnacres. 17th June 1769

Dear Sir

      Yesterday Indrew a Bill upon you for £228.18.9 payable to Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Airey & Saint Ten Days after Date being

for 768 Ounces of Silver at 5s111/4d POunce£228 and for Carriage from Newcastle to London 18.9 [total:] £228. 18.9

The Bill will not come from Newcastle til Tuesday next.

      By this Week's London Carrier I have sent three Pieces of Silver, one of which I take to be as fine as the first you had, but an Accident happened to the Furnace by which the two others were rather dirtied, the small Piece wholly so, and the other partly, of this Mr. Smeaton has I find informed you. We shall be glad to hear from you respecting the Value of the Silver POz after allowing 11s6d for Carriage and distinguishing the Quantitys of Fine and Dirtied ; I hope youll find the latter sort less hurt than to me it has the appearance of. I had not time to Weigh these pieces so exactly as I ought to have done but suppose there will be about 520 Ounces in the whole, of this youll be kind enough to give me an Account as soon after the Arrival of the Box as you can, keeping the Weight of the larger piece, and that of the others, separate.

      I most heartily congratulate you on your again entering into the Matrimonial State and wish you and Mrs, Holmes many happy years.

      I am Sir your most Hble Servt

                     N W Junr.

P.S. I expect Mr & Mrs Smeaton here to Morrow Evening.

           I shall be obliged to you for informing my Ptner and I what we can have a pair of good Scales with Copper Bottoms Iron Chains and a Beam for weighing to the length of 1000 Ounces; without Weights, as we have Plenty.

            Youll direct to Messrs Walton & Smeaton at Farnacres near Newcastle.

                                                     					Farnacres 16th June 1769

Dear Sir

Ten Days after Date Pay to Messrs. Bell Cookson Carr Airey & Saint or their Order Two Hundred and Twenty Eight Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Nine Pence Value received as advised by Dear Sir Your most Hble Servts 

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes..Watchmaker. near Somerset House. London

[annotated:] NOTE This Bill delivd the NCastle Bank the 16th June 1769

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