Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 26 Oct 1781

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

Dear Sir

       We have this day drawn upon you for £250:7s:3d being the amount of 798 1/2 Ounces of fine Silver at 6s/31/4d P Ounce being the highest price we ever heard of.  The arrival of the India Fleet will we expect make an alteration in the price but it was so expected when the Fleet arrived last year and it had not that effect so how that will turn out time must show & probably in a little time.

       We are Dear Sir Your most Humble Servts

       Walton & Turner

PS  We have drawn at 40 days.  Mr Walton is much obliged to Mr Holmes for his message from Mr Prime.

£250:7s:3d.                              Farnacres 26 Octr 1781

Forty Days after Date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Saint Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds Seven Shillings and Three Pence.     Value received as advised by Walton & Turner 

Mr Holmes London

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