Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 2 Jan 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jan 1778
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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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:-


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 He has been replaced by John Critchloe Turner.

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