Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 8 Mar 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Mar 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr. John Holmes					Farnacres 8th March 1782

Dear Sir

      We received your favour of the 2d inst only yesterday it having the London Mark both of the 2d & 4th.

      The Quantity according to our weight of the last Cake of Silver sent you was 605 ½ Ounces & we have this day drawn upon you for £51:17:2 Balance of Account as above, and shall be much obliged by your paying Mr. Ibbetson and Mr Everest the Sums above mentioned.   Mr. Everest will call upon you but we must beg the favor of you to call upon Mr. Ibbetson at the Admiralty & pay him.  We must desire you to excuse our requesting you to advance the above Sums for us & we will make that <up> by making our next Bill at a longer date than usual.   The Bill for the above Balance is payable two Months after date.   We expect to receive the remainder of Donaldsons Money in a few days.   Mr. Walton is very happy to find Mr Beilby is to have the management of Mrs. Hawthorns Effects & hopes every thing agreable will be the result of his Mr Beilbys endeavours in this busyness.  Be so good as give Mr Smeaton the inclosed.. 

      We are Dr. Sir yr. most Hble Servts. Walton & Turner.							

Due from Mr: John Holmes – 8th March 1782

For 605 1/2 Ounces of fine Silver at 6s/2 3/4d p Ounce    £188.11. 9

  Deduct as follows.

For Cash received of Mr. Henry Airey on his Acct: £   15  6

For Cash received of Mr Donaldson    on Do:         8		

For Cash yet to receive of Do        on Do          3  1  1

For Cash wch. Mr. Holmes is desired to be so good 

  As Pay on Messrs. Walton & Turners Acct.

  On Messrs. Ibbetson & Everest Signing the

  Inclosed Recet:  Viz

   Mr. Ibbeston                        £75: 1 . 

   Mr. Everest                          49:17 .

								     £124.18 . £136.14.7		

	Balance due from Mr. Holmes                          £51: 17.2

51.17.2 Farnacres 8th. March 1782

Two Months after date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Fifty One Pounds Seventeen Shillgs. And Twopence – Value Received as advised by Walton & Turner

Mr. Holmes London

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