Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 4 Mar 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Mar 1774
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Holmes.                        				Farnacres 4 March 1774

Dr Sir

       By the London Carrier who will arrive here upon the 7 inst I shall to morrow send you a Box containing 641 Ounces of Bullion which will I hope come safe to hand; and on the other half of this Sheet you have the prices of Bullion at Newcastle and London compared from which it appears that your prices have almost universally exceeded Mr Langlands til the latter end of 1772 and that his prices have in general exceed yours since Septembet 1772.

             I observe that in Lloyds List which comes to Newcastle twice in every Week there is the prices of pieces of Eight which I suppose are the same thing as Dollars; there is also the price of Silver in Barrs, pray is that Standard? or what difference is there in the price P Ounce between Silver in Barrs and Standard?   I shd be much obliged by your informing me of this when you write next.

       I am etc.          N W Junr

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