Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 2 Aug 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Aug 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr John Holmes						Farnacres 2d August 1782

Dear Sir

      Last Tuesdays Post brought me the favor of your Letter of the 27th Ulto and I have this day drawn upon you payable 40 days after date for the Balance of Account as below, and desire youll be so good as take the trouble of settling the Account with Brother Smeaton at any convenient time.

      I heartily congratulate you and my Brother Smeaton on the Event of your Cause at Maidstone as I do also my Friend Mr. Everest.   I think you would have had difficulty if the height of the Flash Boards had been uniform and an acquiescence on the part of those under whom you derive your Tithe.   I am

      Dear Sir Your most Humble Servt.

      Nich Walton Junr


PS Pray be so kind as take the trouble of ordering us 150 Casks of Bone Ashes 50 of which to be sent as soon as convenience will admit & the sooner the remainder come the more agreable

Due from Mr. Holmes

For 667 Ounces of fine Silver at 6s/2d p[er] Ounce  £205:13: 2

Deduct. Cleaning a Watch                                  4: 

                                                    £205. 9. 2

Due from Mr Smeaton

For a Payment to Mr Chr Bell 

   of Hexham for Clothes             £5. 4. 6

Deduct. What he J.S. pd. for a pair 

   of Spectacles for Mr Jobling          5            £4.19. 6

                             Balance                £210. 8. 8

£210: 8s: 8d Farnacres 2d August 1782

Forty days after date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Two Hundred and Ten Pound Eight Shillings and Eight Pence – Value Received – as advised by Walton & Turner

Mr. Holmes London						

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