Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 24 Aug 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Aug 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr John Holmes							Farnacres 24th. Augt. 1776


Dear Sir

      I was duly favoured with your Letters of the 10th & 12th inst and have this day drawn upon you for £183.6.3 – being the amount of 628 ½ Ounces of Silver at 5s/10d I desire you’ll will be so obliging as send the Charge of the Elm Pipes as soon as convenient after this Time as the Work in which they are employed will I expect be compleated in a Week or little more and we shall want to Settle the Accot. of the whole expenditure therein as soon after as possible.

	By this Weeks Carrier you will receive a Box Containing three Cakes of Bullion as follows.

   One Cake       477 Ounces

   Another Cake   201 1/2

   A Third Cake     9 1/2


      I am with best respects to yourself and Family Dear Sir

      Yours &c

      NW Junr.

PS The Bill is payble Twenty Days after Date

Farnacres 24 August 1776

Sir Twenty Days after Date pay to the Order of Messrs. Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint One Hundred and Eighty three pounds Six Shillings and Three pence 

Value reced. as advised by Sir Your Humble Servants W & S

To Mr. John Holmes London

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