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To Mr. John Holmes Farnacres 22d. March 1782 Dear Sir I rece’d your favour of the 14th instant and return you thanks for what you have done in paying Messrs. Ibbetson & Everest. I have the pleasure to acquaint you that Mr. Donaldson has paid the remainder of the Money. You will be kind enough to send the inclosed to Mr. Smeaton on whose accot. I assure you, I have had very great concern for the disaster which has befallen Hexham Bridge. I am Dear Sir Your &c. N WJunr.
Smeaton had designed the Hexham bridge which was destroyed by a great flood on 10th March 1782.