|Cunningham, Waddell to William Snell & Co., 1756
|Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
|William Snell & Co.
|To William Snell & Co., London 12 November 1756
We wrote you the 26th past of which you have copy annexed.
We are now favoured with yours of the 20 August & 14th September &
observe the contents. We are pleased you did not ship the India goods we
ordered. You may ship them in the Spring & by very first Vessel, adding to
them the articles annexed. Leave £100 Sterling & fhe Premium uninsured,
the remainder of our Interest have Insured by good Men.
If Indigoe or any other articles of Prize goods has a prospect to answer
with you, you may expect We shall purchase very largely for our joint
accounts. Pray advise us by all opportunitys every turn Prize goods or
Logwood may take that we may be able to act in the most prudent manner.
Captain Cunningham is not yet arrived. If he should not have touched in
tie Isle of Man this Voyage, he will certainly in the Spring.
We expect Mr. Rosses answer to your Letter which will govern our
proceedings about the Petersburg Voyage.
We can't imagine wheat can answer from this to pay the present high
Freights. Flaxseed now sells at 6s per Bushel. It will be a bad trade
indeed. We heartily wish we could be off shiping, for our Friends must
suffer very largely by it.
The Schooner Charming Nancy, William Stewart Master, sailed from
this for Kingston in Jamaica the 8th Instant. Pray get £100 Sterling Ensured on goods by her to said place & Eighty Pounds Sterling on the Vessel from this to the Bay of Hondoras with liberty to touch in Jamaica to discharge a Cargoe while she stays in the Bay & from that here. As she is a good Vessel, we hope you'l get our Interest covered on very reasonable terms.
We have ordered Captain Stewart to remit you what our part of his Cargoe
produces, which we expect will be £150 Sterling from Jamaica. G&C
150 Peices of Nankeens
80 Peices of Lowest Priced Bandanoes
50 Peices of Garlix from 15s to 20 a Peice
10 Bolts of Ozenbriggs, about 7 per Ell
Logwood, £11 per ton
Wheat, 4s per Bushel
per Capt. Cooper
& Via Philadelphia