Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 30 Dec 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Dec 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Jno Holmes					Farnacres 30th Decr. 1776


Dear Sir

      I have this day drawn upon you for £414:10:8 pay.ble Thirty days after date, being for 1377 Ounces of Bullion at 6s/4 ¼ p[er] Ounce.  I am glad Silver has got to so good a price again and think if it continues where it is it will do very well but if it still rises we must be content to take the Advantage.

	This Weeks Carrier will bring you a Box containing about 657 Ounces of Bullion for I have not yet seen it so cannot say exactly what it weighs.   I hear it got a Smut upon it just when it was taking out of the Furnace but I hope it will not withstanding prove fine; if it does not we must make you a proper allowance.   I am Dr Sir your’s &c  NW Junr.

Farnacres 30th December 1776

Sir Thirty Days after Date Pay to the Orders of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Four Hundred and Fourteen Pounds Ten Shillings & Eight Pence Value received – as advised by Sir your Humble Servants Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes London

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