Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 6 Jan 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1778
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Jno Holmes						Farnacres 6th Jany. 1778

Dear Sir

      This days Post brought me your Letter of the 3d inst and I have this day drawn upon you for £269:15:10 being the Amount of 875 Ounces of fine Silver at 6s/2d p[er] Ounce.   The Bill is payable Thirty Days after Date.   I am Sorry to hear of the Scarcity of Money, as in case of its continuing it will affect Trade very much

      The Lamb came safe and very fine for which pray accept our best thanks and I am with wishes of many happy Years to you and yours

      Dr Sir Yours &c

      NW Junr.

PS My New Brothers Name is John Crichloe Turner who at present lives at No 29 Essex Street. I am Glad to acquaint you my Wife is much better than she was.

								Farnacres 6th. Jany. 1778

Sir Thirty Days after Date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint Two Hundred and Sixty Nine Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ten Pence Value received – as advised by Sir Your Humble Servt. NW Junr.

To Mr Holmes London

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