Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 22 Feb 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Feb 1777
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Holmes								Farnacres 22d Feby. 1777

Dear Sir

      On my Arrival from Northallerton where I had been to meet Brother Smeaton I met with your Letter of the 18th inst. and have this day drawn upon you for £257:8 – being the amount of 846 ¼ Ounces of Silver Bullion at 6s/1d p[er] Ounce.

	The other part of your Letter shall be attended to as soon as possible but realy I believe you would find bringing such small quantities at a time to London not at all to answer your end because the Vessels that are in the Coal Trade are quite above the Size of what would suit you I will however most certainly endeavour to get the best Information and communicate it to you without loss of Time.   I am

      Dr. Sir yours &c

      NW Junr.

PS The sort of Coals you want I suppose to be Wylam Moor.

This or next weeks Carrier will bring you a Box of Bullion, if this Week, the Weight will be put on the outside of this Letter.   Since writing the above I have been at Newcastle & find the Snow has prevented our receiving the Silver this Week.

Farnacres 22d Feby. 1777

Sir Thirty Days after date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint Two Hundred and Fifty Seven Pounds Eight Shillings – Value received as advised by Sir Your Humble Servts Walton & Smeaton

To Mr Holmes London

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