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Mr Holmes Farnacres 19th May 1782 Dear Sir Having by this days Post reced. a Letter from my Brother Smeaton, who I am happy to find has got well home and met with his Family and Friends in good health on Wednesday Evening last, I now give you the trouble of requesting the favor of your sending me by return of Post the Boards order with regard to the Lead Mill Smoke and in case you should not have it otherwise than as it is Sealed up with the Bonds I must beg the favor of you to break open the parcel containing the Bonds and to take out the Boards Minute as to the Smoke and send it without a moments loss of time directed to Mr. Walton Junr. at Langley Lead Mill to the care of Mr Ions to Hexham near Newcastle & afterwds. to Seal up the Bonds & deliver them to Mr Peters & I shall also be obliged by your delivering him a Pair of Spectacles wch. Mr Smeaton left wth. you for a Mr Jopling, but which I desire Mr. Peters will deliver to me at this place. I am particularly desirous to receive the Boards Order as to the Smoke as I shall have an opportunity of acting in consequence of it very soon & wish not to lose it. I am Dear Sir Your much Obliged Hble Servant. Nich Walton Junr. PS I am concerned to find you have some dispute about yr. R<owans>burn Property.