Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 5 Nov 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Nov 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes. 						Farnacres. 5th November 1769

Dear Sir

      We recd. Mrs Holmes favor of the 20th Ult. in due Course but being then on a Journey we now take the first Opportunity of writing in consequence thereof to inform you that we ha e drawn upon you for £200.2.6 being the amount of the Ounces of Bullion at 6 -1/2d POunce and 15s for Carriage. The Bill is dated the 6th and made Payable Ten days after date.

      We are glad to hear of Mrs Jenkinson's safe arrival in London to whom as well as Mrs Holmes, Mrs Walton desires her best Compliments and we are with great regard.

             Dear Sir your most Hble Servts

      Walton & Smeaton

PS. Next Friday's London Carrier from hence will bring you 484 Ounces of Bullion but the Carriers Name we cannot yet tell you.

      Farnacres 5th November 1769

Dear Sir

Ten Days after Date Pay to Messrs. Bell Cookson Carr Airey & Saint or their Order Two hundred Pounds Two Shillings and Six Pence Value received as advised by Dear Sir Your most Hble Servts 

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes Watchmaker Strand London

NOTE This Bill delivd the NCastle Bank 11th Nov 1769

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