|Cunningham, Waddell to Capt. William Beekman, 1756
|Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham_1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
|Snow Melling of Liverpool
|Capt. William Beekman
|To Capt. William Beekman,
Master of the snow Melling of Liverpool 20 June 1756
I am favoured with yours of 10th April & observe the contents.
I wrote your Owners that you disaved me about the burthen of your
Vessel, which you did.1 For when you told me Freight of Naval Stores
offered, I disired you would let me know how many Barrels your Vessel
would cary, which you did when Captain Sayers2 was present & insisted
she would cary 950 Barrels at least. You well know I made A calculation
of an Irish Freight & the one to Liverpool & found it more for the Owners
Interest to let her proceed to Liverpool if she woud cary 900 Barrels, &
you further know, when you had 550 Barrels of Naval Stores in, you told
me the Vessel would cary the quantity you mentioned, & I do assure
you, had you then told me the truth about your Vessels Burthen, which I
think you then must have known, the Cargoe should have gon out, & you
stood the Consequence. But you never let me into the secret till you
had 700 Barrels in & things were gone too far to draw Back, & now I assure
you I believe you disaved me to answer your own Ends. If this was not
the Case, you are not fit to be Master of A Vessel to be so much out in
your calculation. What I have now wrote, I can prove. So if you choose to
deny any part of it, you may.
I suppose you was ashamed of the disbursments on your Vessel that you
give your Owners the trouble to write me about some Bills I choose lo
pay as the trades men were due me money.
I paid you 99.16.0
William Kippen, Block Makers, Bill 1.9.6
R. Cmmelme/ ship Chandler, Bill 5.0.2 3/2
Francis Morscolick5 bill 5.15.6
Paid charges at the Custom house 6.10.0
A Coil of Riging I Deliverd your mate
by your order 0.3.0, at 65 per Cent 2.8.9 / 120.19.11 3/4
my Commission, 5 per Cent 6.0.11 ¼ 127.0.11
the sum I deliverd your owners, & all this you had account of, so I think
you used me very 111 about it.
I received £3 from Mr. Cortland, but as I have brought it to Messrs.
Melling & Co. credit, I must have an order from them be Cor I pay it to any
per Capt. Cunningham