Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 2 May 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 May 1778
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr. John Holmes.						Farnacres 2d. May 1778

Dear Sir

      I am favoured with your Letter of the 28 Ulto. which I thank you for, and am obliged to you for the friendly Information contained therein.

	This Day I shall draw upon you payable Thirty days after date for Three Hundred and Eighty Two Pounds Eight Shillings and four Pence being the Balance of Account as stated in your sd. Letter.

      I had the Satisfaction to meet with all in good Health at this place on Monday last in the Morning at ½ past Eleven o Clock which you may be assured was very agreable to me and we all join in every good Wish to you & yours and I am for Mr. Turner & Self

      Dear Sir Your most Humble Servt.

      N:W Junr.

PS. I beg you’ll excuse Brevity as so many things have got in Arrear that I can scarcely tell how to turn myself

							Farnacres 2d May 1778.


Thirty days after date Pay to the Order of Messrs. Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Three Hundred and Eighty Two Pounds Eight Shillings and Four Pence

Value Received as advised by Sir Your Humble Servant Nich Walton Junr.

Mr Jno: Holmes London

John Holmes Dr. to Messrs Walton & Turner

March 20th 520 Ounces of fine Silver at 6s/1 1/2 d  £159  5  – 

April 24	877. Do    of  Do         at 5s/10 1/2    257 12  4

                                                    £416 17  4

	P[er] Contra Credr.

								 L     s     d

March 21st	 Cash to Mr Walton     12 12 0

      31    Mr Brown’s Watch       0  5 0

April  3    Mrs. Waltons Do        0  6 0

      13    Mr. Waltons Do         0  4 0

      15    Cash to Mr Walton     21  0 0

      25    Mr Brown’s Seal        0  2 0             34  9  0

Remains due to Messrs. Walton & Co.                 £382  8  4
This note at the foot of the entry for this date seems to be a record of the calculation of the sum in the letter.

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