Letter – Nicholas Walton to Richard Probert – 11 May 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1781
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Richard Probert
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Probert.                                                     Farnacres near Gateshead 11 May 1781 

       Having been from home for some time we have been prevented desiring M Holmes to pay you for the two last 50 Casks of Bone Ashes.   The first 50 we never had any advice of from you which we think very wrong, but for the last 50 we had advice from you by Letter & Bill of Parcels of the 4th April. We shall be glad to have the Order compleated as soon as possible & will then determine whether we are to have any more this Season or not.

       We are Yr  Hble Servts 

       Walton & Turner 

PS. You are desired to call upon Mr Holmes the first opportunity.

When you write next let us have a Bill of Parcels for the 50 Casks of Bone Ashes sent on Board the Success.

Reced.         May 1781 of Mssrs Walton & Turner Forty Four Pounds in full for 50 Casks of Bone Ashes sent on Board the Success Captain Edward Hutchinson in March last and Fifty Casks of Bone Ashes sent on Board the Peggy Captain Thomas Middlemass last Month.


       Richd. Probert his mark
the letter referred to in the previous letter to John Holmes

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