Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 4 Apr 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Apr 1777
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr. John Holmes							Farnacres 4th April 1777


Dear Sir

      I have this day drawn upon you for £182..12..2 being the Amount of 604 ½ Ounces of Bullion at 6s – 1/2d pr Ounce

	This Weeks Carrier will bring you, I expect, a Box containing about 640 Ounces of Bullion.   I have not yet seen it.

	The Bill is pay.ble 30 days after date.  I am much hurried in preparing for our Journey on the Rect. of the Hospitals Rents & desire you’ll excuse haste.   I am

	Dear Sir Your &c

      N.W Junr

Farnacres 4th. April 1777

Sir Thirty days after date pay to the Order of Messrs. Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint One Hundred and Eighty Two Pounds Twelve Shillings and Two Pence Value received – as advised by SirYour humble Servants Walton & Smeaton

To Mr. Holmes London

[In the margin is written] Apl.26 May <7> due

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