Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 4 May 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 May 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes                     				Farnacres 4th May 1771


      We beg leave to acquaint you that we have this day Drawn upon you at ten days after Date payable to Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint or their Order £328.19.4 being for 1089 Ounces of Silver at 6s 1/2d. 

      Respecting the fixing the price of the Silver we are very agreable that it should be as on the day of its arrival in Town; and indeed we always ourselves took that for Granted but as you say it can do no harm to have this matter perfectly understood betwixt us.  We are both very well as also our Wives and familys so far as we know.  The hurt that Mr Smeaton received upon his Shin sometime before he left home is now perfectly well.   We are 

      Sir your most Hble Servt 

      N W Junr 

      J S


      Farnacres 4th May 1771 

Sir Ten Days after date pay Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint or their Order three Hundred and Twenty Eight pounds Nineteen Shillings and four pence for Value received as advised by Sir Your most Hble Servts 

      Walton & Smeaton 

To Mr John Holmes Strand London

Delivered the Bank this day

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