Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 21 Nov 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Nov 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Holmes                                  			Farnacres 21st November 1775

Dear Sir

       We have this day drawn upon you for £216.5.8 being the Balance of Account due from you for 679 3/4 Ounces of Bullion at 5s9 1/4d P Ounce and £24 for the Holly after deducting Freight and Commission, and we look upon ourselves as much obliged to you, and are sorry the Cargo was not greater as we are sensible you had the same trouble about it, as if it had been four times as much.  We have inclosed a Bill and Receipt for the Freight and Commission which you will be pleased to Sign and return to us, being necessary for a Voucher.

       On the 11th inst we sent you a Box of Bullion by the London Carrier containing 824 1/2 Ozs which we doubt not you will duly receive & are

       Dear Sir  etc

       N W Junr  J S

Farnacres 21st Nov 1775.  

Sir. Thirty Days after Date pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Two Hundred and Sixteen Pounds five Shillings and Eight Pence.  Value received as advised by Sir  Your Hble Servts  Walton & Smeaton

To Mr Jn Holmes London

Due from the Honble the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital  To Mr John Holmes

1775 Sept 30th.  

For what he paid for Freight of a parcel of Holly 

   from Newcastle to London.                          £2.3

For Commission in Selling the same.                    1.4


Reced 21st November 1775 of Messrs Walton & Smeaton the Contents above.                 by

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