Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 25 Jul 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Jul 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes. 							Farnacres 25th July 1770

Dear Sir

      Yesterdays Post brought me your favor of the 21st Instant and I have this day Drawn upon you for £104.13.2 being then Balance of Amount as below.

      The Beam is Safe arrived but I have not yet seen it. The Receipt for it is quite right & my Partner and I are much obliged to you.

      Mr Smeaton had indeed a very severe attack of the Gravel but I have the pleasure to acquaint you that he was got quite well again before he left this place and by a Letter I have from him in Scotland he is now perfectly well. His stay in Scotland will be above a Fortnight; a Letter will meet with him at Herse House near Falkirk.

      I am glad to hear your Family are in good health and in return I have the Satisfaction to inform you mine are the same,

      I am Dear Sir Your most Hble Servt

      N W Junr.


373 Oz of Bullion 6s 1/2d  		£112 13 6 1/2

Carriage   				            7  3

      £113   9

Deduct what you pd for the Beam 	       8   7  6

Balance 				£104 13  3

								Farnacres. 25th July 1770


Ten Days after Date pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Airey & Saint One Hundred and Four Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Three Pence. Value received as advised by

      Sir your most Hble Servts

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes Strand London

Delivered the Newcastle Bank this day. 

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