Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 27 Nov 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Nov 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Holmes						Farnacres 27th November 1772

Dear Sir

      I have been from home or you shd sooner have heard from me requesting your favour of the 13th instant.  The day after I reced. it I went to Mr Langlands a Silver Smith in Newcastle and asked him what he could afford to give for Bullion he told me 5s11 1/2d P Ounce but as he had bought a considerable Quantity within the present Month that had exhausted his Cash so much that he could not pay conveniently for such a quantity as 656 Ounces in less than a Month and I agreed with him upon those Terms.  He assures me that the most considerable part of the Bullion he buys he Manufactures into large Plate but that he does send some to London and receives in exchange the smaller kinds of Articles in the Plate way none of which are Manufactured in Newcastle.

      We shall be glad to hear from you Monthly and upon any sudden risings or fallings in the prices of Bullion and when the prices of the London Markett will allow of a profit to you, it will give Mr Smeaton and myself great pleasure to resume the dealing with you or to do that occasionally as the times and circumstances may suit you & us.  You will be so good as excuse the trouble we give you upon this occasion and be assured that we shall at all times have great satisfaction in hearing from you and of your welfare.

I am for Mr Smeaton and Self

      Dear Sir your most hble Servt

      N W Junr 

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