Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 19 Mar 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Mar 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr John Holmes.                    		Farnacres 19th March 1773

Dear Sir

       In my Letter of this day to my Brother Smeaton I desired he would acquaint you I had reced your Letter of the 13th & drawn upon you for the Cake of Bullion last sent, but thinking it more regular that this shd come from me byway of Letter I now give you this trouble to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you for £220.16.6 being the amount of 751 3/4 Ounces of Bullion at 5s10 1/2d POunce. The Bill is payable 30 days after date to the Order of Mssrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint. About the latter end of this Month I expect we shall have another Cake larger than the above which I purpose sending to you.  

       I am  Ys etc.   

       N WJunr

PS Be obliging and forward Mr Salter's Letter by Penny Post 

Sir.                                   Farnacres 19th March 1773

Thirty days after Date pay to the Order of Mssrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Two Hundred and Twenty Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Six Pence.  Value received as advised by Sir your most hble Servts Walton & Smeaton 

To Mr John Holmes Watchmaker.  London

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