Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 25 May 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 May 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr John Holmes.                      			Farnacres 25 May 1780

Dear Sir

      In the great Hurry I was when I last wrote you I find I have made an Error in drawing for the wrong Cake of Bullion.

      I now draw upon you for £219.5.9 payable 30 days after Date being the Balance of Acct as below mentioned which rectifies the Error  & am for Mr Turner & Self

           Dear Sir Your etc

      N W Junr

PS.   The Bullion you reced the 19th inst was sent from Newcastle when we were from home but we understood that Mr Harvey who sent it had given you advice of it.  I advised you the 21st of having sent you 796 Ounces more which hope youll receive in due time.

Due from Mr Holmes as follows

For 755 1/2 Ounces of Bullion at 5s/9 1/4d  £217.19.10 1/4

For 623.    Do.               at 5s/9 3/4d   181. 1. 2 1/4

                                            £399. 1.   1/2

Deduct for Bill drawn on him 

  21 May 1780 at 10 Days                     179.15. 3

                                                                     Balance.                                    £219. 5. 9

£219:5:9.                                  Farnacres 25 May 1780

Thirty Days after date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint Two Hundred and Nineteen Pounds Five Shillings & Nine Pence.      Value received as advised by Walton & Turner

Mr John Holmes London

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