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Mr John Holmes. Farnacres 23rd Febry 1773 Dear Sir I desire youll be so obliging as deliver the inclosed Letter to Mr Smeaton and that you'll be kind enough to forward the Letter to Mr Prime by the Penny Post. Yoursof the 20th is just come to hand and I shall draw upon you this day for £191.4.7 1/2 being the amount of 651 Ounces of Bullion at 5s10 1/2 P Ounce. The Bill will be payable 30 days after date. I expect there is another Cake of Bullion at Newcastle about 750 Ounces weight which is cut in pieces as before and I propose send it by this Weeks Carrier. I am joined by my Wife and Father in Compliments to yourself and Family & am Dear Sir Your most hble Servt N W Junr PS I have wrote to Bro Smeaton about the Lead Fume but it proves so trifling a Quantity that it does not seem worth while for any of us to take the least additional trouble about it. The Cover will not I find take Mr Primes Letter without being above Privilege. Farnacres 23rd Febry 1773 Sir Thirty days after date pay to the order of Mr John Smeaton One Hundred and Ninety one Pounds four shillings and Seven Pence. Value received as advised by Sir Your most hble Servt N WaltonJunr To Mr Jno Holmes Watchmaker. London.