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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Scott & McMichael, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientScott & McMichael
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count592
TranscriptTo John Scott & John McMichael, Philadelphia, 1 November 1756

Dear Gentlemen:

I am favoured with yours of the 28th past. If I am blameable in not
purchaseing the Vessel for you, dont impute it to what realy was not the
case. Tho Captain Blair made use of a great deal of Cunning, yet I assure
you it had no effect with me, for I bid more then I Thought her worth, &
what I am blameable in is that I looked upon you as my very particular
Friends, Acted for you as I would do for myself, & did not goe to the
Extent of your limitts, which, as I mentioned to you before, woud be
wronging you, as the Vessel Wanted so much more then [I] Imagined or
you expected. I beg you will forgive me this time, & when I again lay
aside the merchant & act the part of a Friend in things of this sort, I will
be blameable indeed. If you incline to purchase a Vessel here, I am
Convinced before the Flaxseed season is over, I shall be able to purchase
one at least 30 per Cent Cheaper as good for Any trade & procure a
better freight for her to Ireland then you can.
There is a Prize Snow to be sold here in a Week or two. I think she will
Gary about 700 Hogsheads of Flaxseed. She wants a main mast, Main top
mast. & them sails beside some Other repairs. She will go for a Trifle,
& I dare promise you, may be fitted out so as to leave £100 Sterling of
her freight & pay all Charges from bought till discharged There. If you
will again put in my power to purchase the first Bargain of a Vessel that
offers, I dare say (hat I shall alter your mind about the past affair. As soon as I have your Answer to this, I shall have the Vessel well Examined.
I now beg leave to Inform you that I am Convinced that Captain Blair
is as tired of his Bargain as you are desireous of having it, & further that Mr. Wallace is in no way Concerned with him, & that I am Certain both
Captain Stewart & Captain Wallace give their Oppinion candidly. As I Intend to sell the Waddell when she gets home, I think I woud be
hurling Captain Stewart to keep him in her, so if you buy a Vessel, I
give him up.
When you can execute the order for the Flaxseed, I will be Content
you do it so its not to late in the Season that it is imprudent to send it
here. I need only tell you that I can sell all the Guns that you call the old sort, so begs youl try to send them.
I am sorry for the Hardship you lye under about the powder, so you
may take the first Opportunity of sending round what you have in Town. I
have received Mr. Livingstons Money & shall pay Mr. Jauncey 9s/11d
to Morrow & Credit you for Podfield note when accounted. WC

[P.S.] You never advised what you received for the Brigg Brantfords
Policy. Pray has Crafford5 paid you the Balance.
Pray can you by me a pare ell of German Town stockings & what price.
There are two sorts: worst sort sells here at £3.8 & best £4.4.0 per Dozen.
I can have 25 per Cent out of them. Send a Parcel.

per favour of Capt. Wallace