Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Salter – 21 Dec 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Dec 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Salter
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr John Salter							Farnacres 21st Decemr 1776


      I am much obliged by your attention to the Accot of Bone Ashes which some what varies from the former Accounts the Casks being Charged 2s/2d each instead of 2s/ the Coopers having raised their prices since our American disputes arose Staves not being to be had as I understand so well now as before that Time and I find this to be the Case at Newcastle also; you will therefore be so good as pay the inclosed Bill at your convenience.

	As we were rather disappointed this last Season by the Ashes coming too late I have wrote to Mr Finch and bespoke 200 Casks for the Year 1777 and desired he may begin the delivery as soon as he finds it convenient & the sooner the order is completed the more agreeable

	My Wife and Father join me in wishing the Compliments of the Season to Yourself & Mrs Salter

      I am Dr Sir yours &c

		NW Junr.

PS. Mr Smeaton & I have lately sent a parcel of Mustard to Greenwich Six pounds of wch we desire youll axcept

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