Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 7 Dec 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Dec 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Holmes							Farnacres 7th Decemr 1776


Dr Sir

      By this Weeks Carrier you will receive Two Boxes No. 1 containing 720 Ounces and No. 2 – 657 Ounces of Fine Silver together 1377 Ounces: but as I have been for Several days Confined by a Violent pain in my Face and engaged before that so as not to be able to weigh the Silver myself I desire you will be so obliging as weigh it carefully when it Arrives in London & Let me know how each Box Answers   I am Your’s &c NW Junr.

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467