Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 6 Apr 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Apr 1774
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Holmes.                                		Farnacres 6th April 1774

Dear Sir

       I duly reced your Letter of the 19th Ulto and shd have wrote you before this time had I not been very much engaged ever since.

       The prices at Newcastle much the same as when I last wrote you but suppose 5s/7 3/4d or 5s/8d the most.

       I am obliged to you for your information respecting Dollars  and Barrs and as you acquaint me Barrs are somethings finer and sometimes coarser than Standard it might perhaps be a proper mean for us to go upon in our transactions together.  I only mention this for your consideration and should be glad when my Brother and I are together that we may be enabled to fix the matter in such a way as shall be satisfactory to us all.

       On Tuesday I intend sending a Salmon by the Newcastle Coach and desire Mrs Holmes will be so obliging as accept it.  I hope it will come sweet and good.   I have given particular directions to have it carefully packed.       I am      Dear Sir

       Your most hble Servt

               	N W Junr

PS.   Pray be so good as give Mr Smeaton a Memorandum to bring Castings Book and John Reinhold Forsters Translation respecting Assaying etc.      I have this day drawn upon you for £181.12.4 (payable 20 days after date) being the amount of 641 Ounces of Bullion at 5s/8d P Ounce.

Sir                                         		Farnacres 6th April 1774

Twenty Days after date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint One Hundred and Eighty One Pounds Twelve Shillings and Four Pence. Value received as advised by Sir  Your most hble Servts

       Walton & Smeaton 

To Mr John Holmes London

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