Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 23 Jun 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Jun 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr John Holmes.                          Farnacres 23rd June 1780

Dear Sir

       We wrote you on the 9th inst acquainting you that you would receive by the Carrier of that Week about 940 Ounces Of Bullion but as matters were then in such confusion we thought it prudent to defer sending it til the sad tumults were over and which we hope are now totaly so and shall be happy to hear you received no injury.

       On the 17th we delivered to the London Carrier a Box containing 942 1/2 Ounces of Silver Bullion being that referred to above which doubt not you will receive in due course.     We are

       Dr Sir Yours etc

       W & T
The tumults referred to were the Gordon Riots in London in June 1780

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