Letter – Nicholas Walton to Richard Probert – 27 Oct 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Oct 1780
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Richard Probert
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Probert.   

       On the 22d of last Month having occasion to write to Mr Holmes Watch-maker in the Strand, we desired he wd be so obliging as pay you for the last 50 Casks of Bone Ashes sent on Board the Pearl.

       We now desire you will immediately call upon Mr Holmes for the Money.

       The 26th of August last we desired you wd send us 50 Casks more of Bone Ashes  and at the same time desired you wd take care to have the Casks better than they had been for some time past, and that in the Packing of the Ashes you wd line the Casks with Paper, a practice formerly made use of to prevent the Ashes shaking out of the Casks. We are rather surprized not to have heard from you in answer to our Letter of the 26th August and hoped to have reced the Ashes then ordered before now.              

       We are Yours etc

       W & T

Farnacres 27th Octor 1780 

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