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To Mr Jno Holmes Farnacres 2d Jany. 1778 Dear Sir I was duly favoured with your Letter of the 6th and this day have rece’d yours of the 30th Ulto. I should certainly have acknowledged the recet. of yours of the 6th Ulto long before this but have been absolutely overpowered with busyness ever since. This day I have drawn upon you for £273:7:2 being for the following particulars 841 Ounces of Fine Silver at 6s/2d p[er] Ounce £259:6:2 Balance of Accot. for Lottery Tickets 14:1:- £273:7:2 The Bill is payable 30 days after date On Saturday the 20th Ulto. there was a Box sent you containing two Cakes of Bullion & some small pieces weighing in the whole 875 Ounces No. 1 436 and No. 2 439 Ounces. I am Dr Sir Yours &c NW Junr. PS You are desired to direct to Messrs Walton & Turner Farnacres Gateshead Farnacres 2d Jany. 1778 Sir Thirty days after Date pay to the Order of Messrs. Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Two Hundred and Seventy three pounds Seven Shillings and two pence Value received – as advised by Sir Your Hble Servt NW Junr To Mr John Holmes London
John Smeaton is no longer one of the Northern Receivers of the Greenwich Hospital. He has been replaced by John Critchloe Turner.