Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 5 Oct 1770

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

Dear Sir

      I reced your favor of the 29th Ult by last Tuesdays Post and am sorry to find there is a likelihood of our Bullion not turning out so fine as it ought. I have given directions to our Workmen & hope for the time to come we shall find all right. If the Assays you have sent to the Server should not prove fine we must make you an Allowance of the difference that has been Occasioned, and in time to come for such difference as may be occasioned by any thing of this kind. I shall be glad to hear from you how the Assays turn out and whether there is any and what allowance to be made for the two last pieces <Viz> that of 310 and that of 459 1/4. I believe there is a Cake of Bullion come by this days Carrier to Newcastle and it is possible you will receive it by to Morrows London Waggon.

      This day I have drawn upon you for £138.14.7 being for 459 1/4 Ounces of Bullion at 6s 1/2d P Ounce.

      I had a Letter from Mr Smeaton yesterday and as he says nothing about his Family I take it for granted they are all well. I am

      Dear Sir your most Hble Servt

      Nich. Walton Junr

      Farnacres 5th October 1770

Sir, Ten days after date Pay to Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Airey & Saint or their Order One Hundred and Thirty Eight Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Seven Pence. Value received as advised by

      Sir your most Hble Servts

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes. Watchmaker. London

Delivered the Bank 7th October 1770

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