Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 29 May 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 May 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr John Holmes                                           			Farnacres 29th May 1772 

Dear Sir

      We have this day drawn upon you for One Hundred and Seventy four Pounds Seven Shillings and Six Pence being the amount of Five Hundred and Seventy Seven and One Quarter Ounces of Bullion at Six Shillings & One half penny P Ounce.

      By last Saturday's Carriers we sent you a Box containing 439 1/2 Ounces of Bullion of which Mr Smeaton has advised you it will be a Month at least before we can send you any more.

      Mr Tibthorpe writes us he had paid into your hands on our Acct £11.16. in your Letter to Mr Smeaton you say £11.13 had been paid you by Mr Everest on our Account - you will be so obliging as let us know whether it was £11.13 or £11.16 as it is plain there is a mistake somehow about it.  Mr Everest & Mr Tibthorpe are Ptners.  We would not have any notice taken to Mr Everest or Mr Tibthorpe about this enquiry. We are  Dear Sir 

      Your most hble Servts 

      Walton & Smeaton

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