Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 5 Nov 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Nov 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes					Farnacres 5th November 1770

Dear Sir

      We have this day Drawn upon you for £46.3 being the amount of the last Silver received by you Viz. 384 1/2 Oz at 6s..1/2d.

      By last Saturdays Carrier we sent you a Box containing Five Hundred and Eighty two and one half ounces of Bullion which will be at London on Saturday <Sennit?>. The Carriage is not paid.

      Youll Observe we have not made the Allowance of 7s/8d this time; we intended to have deducted it out of the Value of the last Silver you received but forgot it til the Bill was drawn and Copied, you will therefore excuse us til we draw for the Bullion now on the Road. We join in best respects to yourself Mrs Holmes and the Family and are

      Dear Sir your most Hble Servts

      Nich Walton Junr

      J Smeaton

PS We have been so much engaged lately that we have not had time to enquire about the price of Silver at Newcastle but you may depend upon being informed in our next.

      Farnacres 5th November 1770

Sir, Ten days after date Pay to Messrs Bell, Cookson, Carr, Airey & Saint or their Order One Hundred and Sixteen Pounds Three Shillings Value received as advised by Sir your most Hble Servants

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes. Strand London

10 Novm pd to Bank

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