Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 11 Aug 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Aug 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes                              				Farnacres 11th August 1772

Dear Sir

      On Saturday the first inst. we sent you a Box containing 506 Ounces of Bullion good weight.  There is a part which does not seem to be quite fine but we hope the over weight will make that good, if it does not, we will make an allowance out of the value of the next Cake.  We are with best respects 

      Dear Sir your most hble Servt

      W & S

PS Pray have you heard how the tryal Mr Buckley is making of the Lead Fume or Soot turns out for indeed Mr Smeaton and I shd like to know as soon as Mr Buckleys convenience will admit of it what he can afford P Cwt or Ton for it & in case it is no particular inconvenience to you shd be obliged by your giving him this intimation.     N Walton Junr.

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