Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 31 Mar 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Mar 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr. John Holmes 						Farnacres the 31st March 1782


      By yesterdays Waggon from Newcastle, the Receivers for the Derwentwater Estate sent you a Box containing Five Hundred and Eighty Nine Ounces of fine Silver which I am desired to acquaint you with they being both from home.  I hope it will come safe, and shall be glad to have a Line from you acknowledging the Recet. of it.   I am

	Sir Your &c.

The ‘N.W.’ signature was not normally used, so it is possible that the letter was sent by another of Nicholas Walton’s family

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