Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 29 Aug 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Aug 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Holmes 							Farnacres 29th August 1771

Dear Sir

      I have this day drawn upon you for £217.5.6 being the Amount of 719 1/4 Ounces of Bullion at 6s1/2d P Ounce.

      The Bullion being cut into so many pieces will I doubt make it more difficult to Pack, so as to prevent its moving than before but we will take care to pack what comes in future, better than that last sent for I observed it was very loose in the Box which was too large for it.

I have been very poorly for some days and am yet farr from well. I am with best respects to yourself and Family.

      Dr Sir. your most Hble Servt

      NW Junr

PS I have not heard from Bros Smeaton and Sister since the 7th instant when they were both well in Scotland. I expect to have the pleasure of seeing them here in about 14 days or 3 Weeks.

      Farnacres 29th August 1771

Sir Ten days after date Pay Mssrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint or their Order Two Hundred and Seventeen Pounds five shillings and Six pence. Value received as advised by

Sir Your most Hble Servt 

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes Strand. London

Delivd. the Bank 30 Augt

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