Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 15 May 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 May 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr. Jno Holmes						Farnacres 15th May 1782

Dear Sir

      Yesterdays Post brought us your Letter of the 11th Inst advising of the rect of the last Box of Silver Bullion & we are now to acquaint you that we immediately drew up[on] you for £161.13.7 being the amount of 512 ¼ Ounces at 6s 3 [3/4d] It possibly may be five or six weeks before we can send you any more as the 512 ¼ Ounces finished our last y[rs.] Account and we cannot produce more ‘till we get a fresh Stock of Ore to work upon.   We beg our Complemt[s] to yourself, Mr Smeaton, if with you and all enquiring Friends & are

      Dear Sir Your most Hble Servts

      Nich Walton Junr   J C Turner

PS Mr Walton sent his Watch by an acquaintance, Mr Morrison, and youll be so good as return it either by him or Mr Peters but Mr. Walton thinks Mr Morrisons stay will be short and therefore rather wishes that Mr Peters may bring it down wth him.			

£161.13s.7d  Farnacres 14 May 1782

Thirty Six days after date Pay to the Order of Messrs. Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint One Hundred and Sixty One Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Seven Pence – Value received – as advised by Walton & Turner

Mr. Holmes London							

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