Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 20 Oct 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Oct 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr John Holmes.                     Farnacres 20th Octr 1779

Dear Sir

       I am favoured with yours of the 16th instant and have this day drawn upon you for £177.19.1 being the Amount of 623 1/2 Ounces of fine Silver at 5s/8 1/2d P Ounce.  I am realy concerned at the low prices of almost everything and am so on account of the bad Market which last Market came to.   I am Dear Sir Your etc

       N W Junr

PS I am much obliged by yr readiness to serve us in the Bone Ash Busyness, but am surprized you have not had a Call.

[added in margin:]See Copy Bill 3d page after this.

[the bill referred to, copied in on next double page opening of the volume:]

£177.19.1.					Farnacres 20th October 1779

Thirty days after Date pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint One Hundred and Seventy Seven Pounds Nineteen Shillings and One Penny.     Value received as advised by

Walton & Turner 

To Mr Holmes London

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