Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 19 Aug 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Aug 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes. 							Farnacres 19th August 1769

Dear Sir

      Your Letter of the 12th instant now lies before me and I have this day Drawn upon you for £181.4.8 being the amount of 606 1/4 Ounces of Silver at 5s11d3/4 POunce and including 13s6d for Carriage, after deducting 13s8d for Carriage of and Repairing Assay Scales, as P Account below.

      I am much obliged by your kind congratulation on my Recovery and in return I have very great satisfaction when I congratulAte you on your late narrow escape which I now do most Sincerely and am with best wishes to yourself and whole family

      Dear Sir Your most Hble Servt

      N Walton Junr

PS. I have not heard a Syllable from our friend Mr Smeaton for some time, he & Mrs Smeaton are yet in Scotland.

      I have reced. the Assay Scales and am very much obliged to you for the trouble you have had.

606 1/4 Ounces of Bullion at 5s 3/4d POz £181  4 10 1/4

        Carriage to London                    13  6

                                         £181 18  4 1/4

Deduct Carriage & Repairs of Assay Scales     13  8

Bill payable 10 days after date for      £181  4  8

      Farnacres 19th August 1769

Dear Sir

Ten Days after Date Pay to Messrs. Bell Cookson Carr Airey & Saint or their Order One hundred and Eighty One Pounds Four Shillings and Eight 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 this day

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