Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 27 Feb 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Feb 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes						Farnacres 27th February 1771

Dear Sir

      I reced. both your Letters and am obliged to you for the Account you gave me of the Silver not arriving according to my first information. As to the trouble you mention giving me I had none; but am sure you had by my sending advice of the Cake going from Newcastle sooner than it realy did; however you must be kind enough to excuse that, as I realy did not know of its not going agreable to my first intimation til the day before I wrote to Mr Smeaton acquainting it would come a Week later than I first wrote him.

      I have this day drawn upon you for £211.16.8 being the amount of 701 1/4 Ounces of Bullion at 6s-1/2 and am

      Dear Sir Your most Hble Servt

      NW Junr

PS. I am just setting out for Berwick wth. wch. youll be so good as acquaint Bro Smeaton.

We have a good deal of Lead Soot or Fume from the Refinery at our Lead Mill but the demand for it at Newcastle is so small that we dont think it wd. it would be prudent to remove it from its present Situation unless we could see a better prospect of Sale. It has been tryed for Common <use> for Painting and found to have a much better body than white Lead. If you would at any convenient time learn what the Refiners in London settle things readily for what & Carr and to what Market you would much oblige me.

      We all join in best respects to you Mr Holmes & Family & Mr & Mrs Smeaton.

								Farnacres 27th February 1771

Sir Ten Days after date Pay Mr Chrisr. Stevenson or his Order Two Hundred and Eleven Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight Pence. Value received as advised by Sir Your most Hble Servts

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes Strand. London.

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