Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 7 Jun 1771

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

Dear Sir

      Your Letter of the 1st instant was duely reced and I this day draw upon you for £130.17.6 being the amount of the last Cake of Bullion reced. by you weighing 433 1/4 Ounces at 6s. 1/2d.

 	As the trying the pieces last sent, as to their Quality must undoubtedly occasion you some expence, & desire youll let me know in your next, that I may deduct this from the Value of the Cake of Bullion now on the Road, for it would be unreasonable to expect you to be at any loss on account of our deficiencies; and in case you find there is a loss in the Cake now drawn for, I beg youll inform me, that I may make the necessary allowance. The Bullion now on the Road, weighs 447 3/4 Ounces together but separately I make it only 447 11/16 Ounces, as below. I shall give directions to our Workmen to cutt off the edges, if any more should be discoloured in taking off.

      The pieces shall all be marked with Ink for the time to come; it is not attended with any trouble I beg leave to assure and am

      Dear Sir Your Obliged Hble Servt

      NW Junr

109  7/16

116 14/16

 98 11/16

122 11/16

447 11/16

      Farnacres 7th June 1771

Sir Ten Days after date Pay to Messrs Bell Cookson, Carr Widdrington and Saint or their Order One Hundred and Thirty Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Six Pence. Value reced as advised by

Sir your most Hble Servts

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr Holmes. Watchmaker Strand. London.

Delivered the Bank this Day

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