Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 22 Mar 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Mar 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr. John Holmes

							Farnacres 22d. March 1782

Dear Sir

	I rece’d your favour of the 14th instant and return you thanks for what you have done in paying Messrs. Ibbetson & Everest.

	I have the pleasure to acquaint you that Mr. Donaldson has paid the remainder of the Money.

	You will be kind enough to send the inclosed to Mr. Smeaton on whose accot. I assure you, I have had very great concern for the disaster which has befallen Hexham Bridge.   I am

      Dear Sir

      Your &c. N WJunr. 							
Smeaton had designed the Hexham bridge which was destroyed by a great flood on 10th March 1782.

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