Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 27 Sep 1771

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

Dear Sir

      I was duly favoured with Mr Holmes obliging Letter of the 21st instant and have this day Drawn upon you for £216.15 for the last Cake of Bullion weight 717 1/2 Ounces.

Mr & Mrs Smeaton left this place yesterday Evening and propose being at Austhorpe on Saturday Night. This Mr Smeaton desired me to acquaint you with.

      My Wife joins me in every good wish to you Mrs Holmes and Family and I am

      Dear Sir Your most Hble Servt

      N W Junr

PS. The Letter you inclosed to me was carefully sent to Mr Smeaton as you find by his answering the Recet. of it on Friday last.

      Farnacres 27th Septemr. 1771

Sir Ten days after date Pay Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint or their Order Two Hundred and Sixteen Pounds Fifteen Shillings. Value received as advised by Sir Your most Hble Servants

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes Strand. London

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