Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 26 Jul 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jul 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr John Holmes.                               		Farnacres 26th July 1775

Dear Sir

      I was duly favoured with yours if the 1st Inst. and should most certainly have acknowledged the recet of it long before this Time had I not been very much engaged.

      You have made a great Bargain for the Holly and I am much pleased to find our Adventure has turned so well out for Greenwich Hospital.   As to the loss of the Foot & Twelfth, it is nothing.

      With regard to the altering the Mode of fixing the future Prices you will hear further from Bro. Smeaton & myself when he comes to this Place, and I think it is not likely we shall have any Silver to send 'til after that Time for we are so affected by the great Drought, Works are much stopped for want of Water as is also the case with our Neighbours.

      The Bricks are arrived at our Mill & I have given directions to have them tryed, with a different sort of Fire Bricks made at New Castle, and I have no doubt we shall have a Tryal and a true report, as the Agent at the Mill is a Man without prejudices, llikes trying Experiments and his Judgement good.

      I have this Day drawn upon you for £194...3 being the Amount of 684 3/4 Ounces of Bullion T 5s 8 3/4d P Ounce. The Bill is payable 20 dates after date.       I am etc

            N W Junr

Sir.                                      				Farnacres 26th July 1775

Twenty days after date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell, Cookson, Carr, Widdrington & Saint One a Hundred & Ninety four Pounds and Three Pence. Value received as advised by  Sir Your hble Servts	W & S

      To Mr John Holmes London

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