Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 7 Jan 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Jan 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes.                 						Farnacres January 7th 1771

Dear Sir

      This day I draw upon you for the last Cake of Silver amounting as below (Carriage inclusive) to £121.11 there was a mistake in the Person who delivered the Box not marking it Carriage paid. 

      Youll be kind enough to excuse my writing before this time as I waited til I could tell you with certainty when you would receive another Cake of Bullion: I can now inform you that I shall send one by this Weeks Waggon, which sets out from Newcastle on Saturday its Weight will be above 470 Ounces but how much I cant yet tell as I have not Weighed it myself.   I am 

      Dear Sir your obliged Hble Servt 

      Nich Walton Junr 

401 Ounces at 6s 1/2d  £121.2.9

Carriage.                                    8.2


      Farnacres 7th January 1771 

Sir Ten days after Date Pay to Mr Chris Stevenson on his Order One Hundred and Twenty One Pounds Eleven Shillings. Value received as advised by Sir your most Hble Servts 

      Walton & Smeaton 

To Mr John Holmes Strand.     London

Delivd. the Bank 8th Jan 1771

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