Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 18 Jul 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jul 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes. 							Farnacres 18th July 1769

Dear Sir

      I have this day drawn upon you for £49 15.4 being in full for 189 ounces 11 dwt of silver at 5s/11 1/2d p ounce after deducting therefrom Six pounds fourteen shillings which you have disbursed for the Scales; and as the quality of the dirtied silver appears not to be so good as the other, on that Account, tho’ you desire me to draw as before, I have made up the present Bill payable Thirty days after Date.

      My partners and I are much obliged by your Expedition in getting the Scales and I hope to receive them very soon.

      I expect a Piece or cake of Silver some time abt the beginning of next Month which will be immediately forwarded to you.

      I am stil confined to the House but thank God able to Walk a little and in expectation of getting out this week

      I am Dear Sir Your most & Hble Servt

      	N Walton jnr


PS. I intend sending you a Pair of Assay Scales which I desire youll be kind enough to put into proper hands to gte adjusted and put into good condition and returned as soon as possible by the same Conveyance as I send them; the Fly. I have assay weights sufficient and a Case for the Scales to Hang in. The Fly will take them tomorrow morning.

									Farnacres 18th July  1769

Dear Sir

Thirty Days after Date Pay to Messrs. Bell Cookson Carr Airey & Saint or their Order Forty Nine Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Four Pence Value received as advised by Dear Sir Your most Hble Servts 

      Walton & Smeaton

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

NOTE This Bill delivd the NCastle Bank the 18th July 1769

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