Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 17 Oct 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Oct 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr John Holmes						Farnacres 17th Octor. 1776

Dear Sir

      On Monday I was favoured with your Letter of the 11th inst. and this day have drawn upon you for £169:9:2 being the amount of 581 Ounces of fine Silver at 5s/10d p[er] Ounce & I am very glad the mistake is set right.

	I shewed your Letter of the 11th to Brother Smeaton on Monday at Gateshead where he arrived about Six o Clock Afternoon

	This Family rejoice with you and yours on your increase of Family and are exceedingly happy to be informed of Mrs Holmes and the young Boy being likely to do well & you have I assure you our very best wishes.   I am

	Yours &c NW Junr.

PS  By this Weeks London Carrier you will receive a Box containing [blank] Ounces of fine Silver.   The Bill is payable Forty days after date.   

Brother Smeaton I have the great Satisfaction to say never better in Health than when he arrived at Gateshead, & he is since gone into Scotland

Bill delivered the Bank 18 Octor. 1776 

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