Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Skinner – 3 Oct 1779

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

Mr John Skinner

       We duly reced your Letter of the 25th of last Month and now take the opportunity of acquainting you that the 50 Casks of Bone Ashes arrived safely at Newcastle on the 31st of August but we never having had any Account of their being Shipped at London  and the Warehouse Man at Newcastle neglecting to acquaint us when they arrived they took it for granted when we wrote the 21st Septemr that they had not been sent and in reality the first Account we had of their being arrived at Newcastle was by Letter dated the 27th Septemr. We are concerned for the Death of Mr Finch and wish you Success in the undertaking and we desire to add 50 Casks more to the Order which we beg may be compleated by you with all convenient Dispatch.  We have desired Mr John Holmes to be so obliging as pay for the 50 Casks of Ashes got of Mr Finch which he will do as soon as he is properly made acquainted with the necessary circumstances to enable him to judge who is intitled to receive the same you will therefore take care to have the representative of Mr Finch to wait upon Mr Holmes who is a Watch Maker in the Strand and give him the Needful Information and the Money will be paid directly: and Mr Holmes will pay you for all such Ashes as you may deliver hereafter or otherwise we will get some other person in London to do that to your satisfaction.   We are

       Sir.    Yours etc

                                 W & T

PS  Be pleased to direct to us at Farnacres near Gateshead.

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