Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 6 Jul 1774

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

Dr Sir

       Yesterdays Post brought me your favor of the 2nd inst by which I am sorry to receive so indifferent an Account as to the Silver Markett.  I have this day drawn upon you for £238.2.7, Payble thirty days after date being the amount of 853 Ounces of Bullion at 5s/7d P Ounce. I find upon the enquiry at Newcastle that 5s/8d was the price there on Monday last and Mr Langlands bought a quantity of fine Silver that day.

       I am obliged by your attention to Mr Smeaton & myself concerning the deputation as also for the information you give me respecting that matter & I hope the Gentlemen will not be in the Country til towards the latter end of this Month as Mr Smeaton unluckily happens to be called to York to attend the Assizes.

       It gave us all much concern to hear of Brother Smeaton's severe attack but I hope he is by this time quite relieved.  His last Letter to me was dated the 29th Ulto so your Acct is a later one than mine.  I am joined by my Wife & Father in best respects and am

               Dr Sir Your most hble Sevt

       N W Junr 

Sir                                          Farnacres 6 July 1774

Thirty Days after date pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint Two Hundred and Thirty eight Pounds Five Shillings and Seven Pence.   Value received as advised by Sir Your hble Servts

       Walton & Smeaton 

To Mr John Holmes London

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