Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 19 Sep 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Sep 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Holmes.                          				Farnacres September 19th 1775


       We duly received the favour of Mrs Holmes Letter of the 2nd Inst advising us of the receipt of a Box of Silver and that Standard then Sold at 5s3 1/2d P Ounce.  We also duly received your favour of the 9th Inst advising that another Box was arrived and that we might Draw for Both at 5s 8 1/2d which we accordingly have done Viz 1195 3/4 Ounces amounting to £341.5.9 and £2.2.9 Short drawn for last Cake together £343.8.6 payable Twenty days after date.

       As we look upon the price of Standard Barrs to be the most distinct Medium to form the Valuation of fine Silver upon we are glad that it happens to bear such aproportion as that you can continue to take it with advantage and that at an average it may probably in future turn out so.  We therefore look upon it that till you desire it otherwise we are to go on upon this Plan.  We are with best respects to yourself Mrs Holmes & Family.

       Sir Your most hble Servts

       N Walton Junr  J. Smeaton

PS.  There was a Box of Bullion sent you from Newcastle on Saturday last which will we expect arrive in London on Saturday the 30th Inst.  The Weight of the Bullion 848 3/4 Ounces.

Sir                                       				Farnacres 19th Sepr 1775

Twenty Days after Date pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Three Hundred and Forty three Pounds Eight Shillings and Six Pence.   Value reced as advised by Sir. Your hble Servts  Walton & Smeaton 

To Mr John Holmes London

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