|Cunningham, Waddell to Greg, Thomas, 1756
|Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
|Belfast, Northern Ireland
|To Thomas Greg, Belfast 15 June 1756
Annexed you have Copy of my last to which have now to add that I
expect the Johnson will Sail by the 23rd Instant. I believe our Interest in
her Cargoe will be more then I mentioned before.
I am heartily sory to inform you that three chests of our Arms that came
by corney & one chest of Tea is seized either by the Ignorance or Villainy of the Boatman. He was bound to Philadelphia with them & many other goods
& was not to touch in this Province. He took upon himself to come from
New England past this place & so intended to go to Philadelphia which
brought on this Misfortune. Accidents of this sort are dayly hapening so
that few People in trade has missed. I have great reason to expect A
feavourable Sale of these goods & hopes it wont be a great loss.
The Brigg Brantford, John Wallace Master, was lost on the Florida Cost
the 29th April last bound from the Bay to Rotterdam. I shant loose much
by her, as I was mostly Insured, but the prospect of making A very great
I have done all in my power for Captain Nealsons safety when he arrives.
I have no reason at present to be in any concern about him.
I long to see the Bookeeper. Till he comes, you must wait for Sales of
your Manchester goods of last summers Shiping, as it is not in my power to
spare time to make them out.
I am now favoured with yours of the 6th, 18th, & 31st March. You
should give me a list of men in the places in Europe that I may have occasion to trade to that you would choose I should apply to, as by that means we'll make Strong Friends.
If it was not pinching you, I dont care all the Bills I send you was
Protested. The damages is 20 per Cent & I take care of my men. I remitted
A Bill to G. Dunlope of £50 Sterling Indorsed by William Byard I have
some reason to believe it will be protested. If he either wants the money or is uneasy about it, pay him & remit it 10 me with the protest on our accounts.
I wish you may have sent the Greg on some Voyage. Beef wont do here
occasioned by vast quantityes coming from all Parts.
Dont neglect shiping our Butter.
As soon as in my power, I shall remit you. Credit me for the enclosed Bill, Elrington on Diedercie, £31.10.0 Sterling Exchange 80 per Cent is £56.14.0.
Make one sure Friend in London which I hope will be Porters House.
Write me by all oppertunityes.
There can be no judgement formed yet how the Crop of Flaxseed will
turn out. As soon as there can, you shall be advised. Pray dont miss doing
all you can procuring Friends.
I shall order all the goods I should choose to have out this Fall, except
what I have wrote you for. But I believe you must go to England in November
to purchase our spring goods, so would have you prepare for it, which is the reason I give you this early advice. You may depend upon having all the
America bussiness from this place, so you must be at home to attend it. I
have not now to add but my wishes for you & your Familys well fare. WC
Via London per Capt. Seymor
& Capt, Cunningham