Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 16 Dec 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Dec 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes.                        				Farnacres 16th Decemr. 1770

Dear Sir

      By the London Carrier who set out from Newcastle yesterday we sent you a Cake of Bullion Weight 401 Ounces which we hope you will receive Safe on Saturday the 29th instant. 

      The Family here who are all well, join me in wishing you Mrs Holmes and Family the Compliments of the ensuing Season and I am 

      Dear Sir your most Hble Servt 

      N Walton Junr 

PS This Cake comes sooner than was expected and you will receive another about the middle of January.

      Be so good as let me know how much it would cost me for a Thermometer of the best kind, with the frame and every thing as plain as possible. 

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