|Cunningham, Waddell to Kuyckvan Mierop, Martin, 1756
|Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
|Kuyckvan Mierop, Martin
|To Martin Kuyckvan Mierop, London 27 October 1756
We are favoured with yours of the 17th July & Observe the Contents.
We shall receive 20 per Cent damages on all the protested bills you return
us which will pay for Disapointments.
WC credits you for the insurance made on the Logwood by Bourk &
returns you thanks for Accepting Livingston & Gordon bills.
It gives us Concern to Inform you the Muslins yet lyes on hand. We
Shall miss no Opportunity to put them off. Indeed, they are as bad an Article as can be at this market, being much too fine.
We are of opinion in alittle all sorts of India goods will be in demand
here, the dutch trade being sloped. There is Nothing to be said in favour
of the dutch Trade, but it was Carried on in so Publick a manner that all
People in Trade was Obliged to be Concerned in it in their defence.
Prize goods of all sorts must be sold soon very low. We have Twenty
Privateers sailed and Clear to Saile from this place, & about Ten more
now fitting out. What prizes has been bought in are from Martinico
bound to France. Their Cargoes sold at the annexed prices: Sugar 3d to 7d,
Coffee 7d to 8d, Cotton 15 to 16d, Cocoa 8d to 9d per pound.
Exchange to London, 85 per Cent
Logwood, £12 per Ton
per the Packet, Capt. Lutwich