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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Hope, Isaac & Zachary, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationRotterdam, Netherlands
RecipientHope, Isaac & Zachary
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count360
TranscriptTo Isaac & Zachary Hope, Rotterdam 14 June 1756

Our last was 4th Instant by Captain Waldron for Amsterdam & Captain
Sheldon for your place to which please be refered.
We have not any of your favours since the 11th Instant. Our officers
Seized three chests of Arms & one Bale of Pepper belonging to you,
three Chests of Arms & one chest of Tea belonging to us that you shiped
by the Betsey, & ten chests of Tea out of the same Boat shiped by Mr.
Twist of your Place to A Gentleman here. This is but a trifle to what they
have done, & we expect more of it dayly.
We agreed with the Boat man to lake in the goods at Stanford & to
proceed round Long Island to the River of Philadelphia, where we had
prepared Matters to have them lodged with the greatest safely & to be sent
either here or there as Markets might have answered. But like a madman,
he came down the Sound to pass this place, by which means he got our
goods Seized, his Boat & himself ruined. We are heartily sorry for this
Misfortune. We are using our utmost endeavours to get a favourable
Sale & are resolved to purchase them & sell them out for the first
Proprieters, by which means we hope to ease the loss much.
There are but few Merchants in this place that has escaped Misfortunes
of this sort. You may be assured this misfortune to your goods has given us
full as much concern as they had been all our Own, & that we shall leave
nothing undone for your Interest. It gives us great saiisfaction that we can charge ourselves with no neglect, nor indeed was there any other cause for this misfonune happening but the great imprudence of our Boatman who
had befor A very good Character. All your goods but these seized are safe
at Philadelphia but one chest of arms now at Stamford & intended to be
in the Boat. Prices of goods keeps as when last advised you. G&C

Via London
per Capt. Seymor
& Capt. Cunningham