Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 6 Jan 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1775
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 96
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To Mr Holmes.                          		Farnacres 6th Janry 1775

Dear Sir

      I reced your favor of the 27th Ult in due course and since the Lamb which was exceeding good and for which you have our hearty thanks.  The Watch and Compasses arrived here this day all safe I dare say for as the Watch is so and the Compasses don't appear by their outward appearance to have had the least derangement, I take it for granted all is right.  The charge for the Watch is 8s/6d which as also for the Compasses shall be deducted out of the amount of the Bill for the next Bullion; in the mean time you will be so obliging as pay for the Compasses and get a Recet which you will be kind enough to send when you acknowledge the arrival of the Bullion that is to be sent from Newcastle to morrow in a Box directed to you containing 708 Ounces and will, we expect, arrive in London the 21st inst.  Mr Langlands being desirous to have a Cake of Bullion from our Works, I have promised him the next we have, and hope it will be agreable to you that we shd oblige him on this occasion.  My Wife and Father join me in wishing yourself, Mr Holmes and Family, many happy returns of this Season and I am

      Dr Sir Your most obliged hble Ser

      N W Junr

PS   As the Agreement now stands as to your taking the Bullion,we are both of us to be regulated by the price of Standard that is, as I understand it, when the Bullion arrives in London and supposing the Standard Silver to be 5s1d P Oz we are to have 5s/6d being 5d P Ounce add if 5s2d- 5s.7d and so on without having any regard to the Newcastle Markett at all. The Newcastle Price has been never more than 5.8 1/2 for some considerable time past, this, I thought, you would like to know.

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