Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 6 May 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 May 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Holmes							Farnacres 6.May 1776


Dear Sir

      Last Evening I arrived safe here and had the pleasure of meeting my Family in good Health; I have also the satisfaction of acquainting you that I saw Sister & Miss Smeaton at York & all our Friends there are well Bror Smeaton is at Austhorpe, & I hope to see him here on Wednesday

	I have in the name of Messrs Walton & Smeaton this day drawn upon you for £439-8-9 payable Thirty Days after date being the Balance of Accot. below mentioned and considering the allowance of 1/4d p[er] Ounce upon the lesser Cake and our being Longer in drawing than usual.  I think our Errors are all got pretty well made strait and the difference made good on accot. of the dull Markett.

      Pray my best Compliments to all your Family and believe me with regard dear Sir Yours 

      NW Junr.

Due from Mr Holmes

To the Commissioners & Governors of Greenwich Hospital

1776 May 6 

For 574 1/4 Ounces of Silver Bullion at 5s/10 1/4d £168- 1- 9

For 980     Do                       at 5/10 1/2   £287-17- 6

                                                   £455-19- 3

Deduct payment to Mr Maule on Messrs

  Walton & Smeatons Accot.             £15-15-

  Repair of N Walton Junr Watch            10-

  Do     of Mr Hiltons Watch Case           5- 6   £ 16-10- 6

Balance due from Mr. Holmes                        £439- 8- 9

Farnacres 6 May 1776

Sir  Thirty days after date pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint Four Hundred and Thirty Nine Pounds Eight Shillings and Nine pence.   Value received as advised by Sir your Humble Servants W & S

To Mr Holmes London

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