Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 19 Jun 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jun 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes.                          				Farnacres 19th June 1772

Dear Sir

      I reced your favor of the 6th instant in due course & my Ptner and I are obliged to you for the information you give us of the value of White Lead.   There is a Cask of Fume sent on Board of the Collier Ship Mary and Elizabeth Mr Henry Wilson Master which as I hear Sailed for the Pool this morning.  The Cask weighs upwards of 14 Stone indeed the Fume weighs 14 Stone & 10 Lbs exclusive of the Cask.  It is directed to Mr Buckly Painter and we have taken the liberty of sending it to your care.

      I have this day drawn upon you for £144.11.4 being the amount of 439 1/2 Ounces of Bullion at 6s 1/2d POz and £11.16 which you reced of Mr Everest on the joint account of Mr Smeaton and myself, pticulars as below.   You said in your last you had reced of Mr Everest £13.16.  If so there will be 40s to return Mr Everest as our demand upon him was only £11.16.  You will be kind enough to inform us of this in your next.

      I am Dear Sir Your most hble Servt

      NW Junr

439 1/2 Ounces of Bullion at 6s 1/2d  £132.15.4

Cash reced of Mr Everest.               11.16


It will be three Weeks or a Month before we can send any more Bullion.

      Farnacres 19th June 1772 

Sir Ten days after date Pay Mssrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint or their Order One Hundred & Forty Four Pounds Eleven Shillings & four Pence. Value received as advised by                         Sir  Your hble Servts

      Walton& Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes Strand London 

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