Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 25 Sep 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Sep 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes.                                Farnacres 25 Septem 1772

Dear Sir

      I have this day drawn upon you for £332.14 being the amount of 1116 3/4 Ounces of Bullion at 5s 11 1/2d pOunce.

      I am obliged to you for the trouble you have taken about the Fume and when Mr Smeaton and I are together we shall consider what Mr Buckley says as to the price.   I doubt it will not answer to sell it at the rate he mentioned.  I am for Mr Smeaton and Self with best Compliments 

      Dear Sir Your most hble Servt

      N W Junr 

PS My Brother Mr Airey wd be glad to receive his Watch as soon as your convenience will admit of it.

      Farnacres 25th September 1772 

Sir Ten days after date pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Three Hundred and Thirty two Pounds Fourteen Shillings Value received as advised by Sir your most hble Servts

      Walton & Smeaton 

To Mr John Holmes Watchmaker Strand London 

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