Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 21 Sep 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Sep 1774
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Holmes.                                    		Farnacres 21st Septr 1774

Dear Sir

       This day I have drawn upon you for £377.8 - being the amount of 1332 Ounces of fine Silver at 5s8d P Ounce.  The Bill is payble 40 days after date.

       I dare say you have reced all the Bullion which went from Newcastle for though one of the Papers confirmed 9 1/2 Ounces yet.

       I believe the other two did not contain more than 1/2 an Ounce & as to the 1/2 Ounce short upon the whole that must have been owing to my mistake.

       In about Three Weeks I expect you will receive another Cake or perhaps it may be a Month.  The size I cannot guess at.

       We have compleated the Survey and are much obliged by your kind wishes.  I am with best respects to you & Mrs Holmes & Family.

       Dear Sir Your most hble Servt

       N W Junr

Sir                                    Farnacres 21st September 1774

Forty days after date pay to the order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint Three Hundred and Seventy Seven Pounds Eight Shillings.  Value received as advised by  Sir Your hble Servts

       W & S 

To Mr John Holmes London

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