Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 31 Jan 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Jan 1773
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr John Holmes                               Farnacres 31st January 1773

Dear Sir

       We were favoured with your Letter of the 27th inst by yesterday's Post and by the next Carriers for London, who will set out from Newcastle on Saturday the 6th of February will send you a Cake of Bullion which weighs 651 Ounces.  By keeping, it has lost its brightness but as we never saw a more beautiful piece when it came from the Refinery we doubt not its being fine.   Whatever price you find it worth your while to give for it shall be agreable to us.

       Walton & Smeaton 

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