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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. Sir 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.