Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 22 Jun 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jun 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes 						Farnacres 22nd June 1771

Dear Sir

      Your Letter of the 13th instant now lies before me and I have this day drawn upon you for £135.5.2 being the amount of 447 3/4 Ounces of Bullion at 6s. 1/2d. As to the falling short of the Pieces amounting to 2s/10d including Charges. I shall make that up to you as follows. You will receive by the Carrier who will set out from Newcastle on Saturday Sennit a Cake of Bullion which Weighs in separate Parcels 313 2/16 Ounces and together 313 1/4 Ounces, this I shall only Charge you 312 1/2 Ounces being 5/8ths of an Ounce less than the Weight in Parcels. When Mr Smeaton comes we will consider whether the Silver cannot be melted down and sent you in Ingots as you desirous are shall not only always be glad to do what is agreable to you but to carry on our Works in such manner as to make our Commodity as Merchantable as possible. Our Workmen shall certainly have a sub on Account of their want of care in taking off the piece of 433 1/4 Ounces. I am with best respects for Mr Smeaton and Self

      Dear Sir Your most Hble Servt

      NW Junr

Weight of Cake which will be sent by the Carrier from Newcastle on the 29th Instant


 68  8/16

 68  4/16 sharp weight

102  9/16

 73 13/16

313  2/16    Weight of the whole in Parcels. Weighed together 313 4/16

      Farnacres 22nd June 1771

Sir Ten days after date Pay to Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint or their Order One Hundred and Thirty Five Pounds Five Shillings and Two Pence - Value received as advised by Sir your most Hble Servts

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes Strand. London

Delivd. the Bank this day.

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