Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 3 Oct 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Oct 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Jno Holmes.                   				Farnacres 3d Octr 1779


Dear Sir

       Having occasion for a considerable quantity of Bone Ashes for our Refining busyness we have been furnished by a Mr John Finch at Hoxton but he being Dead we are now applied to by his Nephew who informs us he succeeds Mr Finch in the busyness and we have accordingly given the Nephew, whose name is John Skinner an Order for 50 Casks of Ashes on addition to our quantity which we had ordered for Mr Finch. It happens that there are 50 Casks which were delivered in Mr Finches Lifetime which we are indebted for to his represents and we have taken upon us to acquaint Mr Skinner that you will pay for those 50 Casks on being made sensible to whom the Money is due and for that purpose the representatives of Mr Finch are desired to call upon you and we must beg the favor of you to do this busyness for us and also that you will pay Mr Skinner for such Ashes as he delivers for us on our giving you advice of the quantities from time to time and the Sums disbursed by you may be deducted in our drawing for Bullion.  Yesterday we sent you a Box containing 623 1/2 Ounces of fine Silver which doubt not youll receive safe and we are       Dr Sir

               Yours etc  W & T 

PS. The Charge for 50 Casks including all on Ship Board is £22. 0s. 2d 

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