Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 26 Nov 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Nov 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr John Holmes.                      					Farnacres Novemr 26th 1781

Dear Sir

             You are desired to be so obliging as order a pair of Assay Scales immediately for Silver but before you order them I would wish to try some other Scale maker to know his prices.   However at all Events I beg you will order them to be got with all convenient expedition of such person as you can most approve for accuracy in making such kind of things and desire when they are ready that they may be sent by some of the Merchant Trader Vessels that bring Merchandise from London to Newcastle then let them be packed so as they will bear carriage by Land after they arrive at Newcastle.

      I was much concerned to hear of the death of your Friend but happy when you acquaint me your Family are in good health to whom Mrs Walton joins me in best wishes.     I am

      Dr Sir. Your most Obliged Hble Servt

      Nich Walton Junr

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