Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 17 Jul 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Jul 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr John Holmes 							Farnacres 17th July 1771

Dear Sir

      I have this day Drawn upon you for £94.8s being the Amount of 312 1/2 Ounces of Bullion at 6s 1/2d POunce.

      Before I received yours I had got a set of Pennywts seeing it would be better than in Sixteenths & am glad to find our Ideas on this matter have kept pace with each other.

For the time to come I will mark the pieces cut from each Cake with Nos. and send you the Weight of each by Letter referring to those Numbers and this I can do with more convenience than marking every piece with its Weight for I find if I have not a good Pen the Ink is apt to run into Blots upon the Bullion. I am

      Dear Sir Your most Hble Servt

      NW Junr

PS. I had the pleasure to leave Mr & Mrs Smeaton at Berwick in their way to Scotland on Thursday the 11th inst both exceeding well.

      Our People as I have understood it never use Water in Cooling the Bullion

      Farnacres 17th July 1771

Sir Ten Days after date Pay Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint or their Order Ninety four Pounds Eight Shillings. Value received as advised by Sir Your most Hble Servts

      Walton & Smeaton

To Mr John Holmes Strand. London

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