X Post, No Date Mark Applied 1771

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Addressed to

Mr. James Woodhouse



Annotated “X Post” and on posting received on the reverse a fine straight line BATH mark. The charge mark appears to be a manuscript 7 which includes a penny charge for the use of the Cross Post. No date mark was applied. 


Transcription follows;


Bath Decr 12th  1771

Mr Jas. Woodhouse


Yours of ye 6th. Inst. Came last Night to Hand.  & on Tuesday last recd. a Letter from London, With an Acct of ye Two Drafts Value 333£ are returned.  Mr. Walford went for London immediately, & I expect him back in a Day or Two.  It was Owing to a Large Draft we sent to London which was not Duly Pland.  You may Depend by ye Middle of ye Next Week to Have Sent ye Whole Value of ye Drafts with Interest & all Charges Paid in Bank Notes or good Bills, at a Short Date. 

We are Sir your Most Obt Servts.

Walford & Taylor