Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 24 May 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 May 1774
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr John Holmes					Farnacres 24th May 1774

Dear Sir

	We were duly favoured with your letter of the 7th inst and have this day drawn upon you for £279-19-10 being the amount of 981 ounces of silver at 5/8 ½ p ounce, and we are glad to hear the silver market seems upon the advance

	It gives us pleasure to hear the mustard proved an agreeable present & Mr Walton is glad the salmon came fresh to Town and that the losing of a day in sending it ws so lucky.

	By the London carrier who will set out from Newcastle on Saturday you will receive the Bullion which Mr Smeaton mentioned to you

	We are with best respects Dear Sir your most hble servt

		NW Junr  JS

PS Mr Smeaton is very well, he expects not to be able to get down from hence til about Sunday Sennit.

Sir 		Farnacres 24th May 1774

Twenty days after date pay to the order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint Two Hundred and Nine Pounds Nineteen Shillings and ten pence. Value received as advised by Sir your most hble servts

	Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes London

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