Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 26 Aug 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Aug 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr John Holmes.                 					Farnacres 26th August 1781

Dear Sir

       We duly reced your Letter of the 14th inclosing two Tickets in the present State Lottery Nos 29.133 & 4.115 and have this day drawn upon you payble 40 days after date for Balance as below & return you our best thanks for the trouble you have taken for us.

       This day Sennt Mr Walton had the pleasure of a <.op> visit at Austhorpe & had the satisfaction to find all well including the Family at little Preston where Mrs Brooke & her little Girl we were told were doing as well as possible. We are

       Dear Sir Your most Hble Servts

       Walton & Turner

756 Ounces of fine Silver at 6s 3/4d P Ounce   £229. 3. 3 

Deduct Two Lottery Ticketts Nos 29,133 & 4,115   27.17  -

Balance                                        £201. 6. 3

£201.6.3.                    Farnacres 26th Augt 1781

Forty days after date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint Two Hundred and One Pounds Six Shillings and Three Pence.   Value received as advised by Walton & Turner 

Mr Holmes London
Austhorpe was John Smeaton’s house in Yorkshire

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