Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 21 Mar 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Mar 1777
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr. Holmes							Farnacres 21st March 1777


Dear Sir

      Last Tuesdays Post brought me your Favor of the 15 Inst. and I have this day drawn upon you (payable 40 days after date) for £229 -s – 9d being, the amount, of 753. Ounces of fine Silver at 6s/1d p[er] Ounce.

	We have been all so much in confusion in a warm Contest for Newcastle that I have found it impossible to get any thing done yet, about the Coals but now that this bustle is over I expect to get proper materials in a little time and shall then write you.

	The Carrier who set out last Week will bring you 604 ½ Ounces of Bullion.   I am

		yours &c  NW Junr.

Farnacres 21st March 1777

Sir Forty Days after Date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint Two Hundred and Twenty Nine Pounds and Nine Pence value received as advised by Sir your Humble Servants Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes London

[In the margin is a little note as follows:]

March 10 days 

Apl   30 

May    3 due   

After the death of Walter Calverley Blackett there was a closely contested by-election in Newcastle on 27th February.

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