|Title:||Cunningham, Waddell to Kimble, Samuel, 1756|
|Collection||Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham_1756-1757 [T. Truxes]|
|Destination||New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA|
|Transcript||To Samuel Kimble, New Brunsick 16 November 1756|
I have been told that you said to some Gentlemen here that Mr. William
Haliday or Messrs. Haliday & Dunbar, Merchants in Liverpool, sent you
a Bale of goods that was Invoiced about 25 per Cent more then they cost,
and that the way you came to find out this Villany was from the makers
Bill of Parcel being Packed in the Bale.
My reason for mentioning this to you is that these Gentlemen are my
very particular Friends. That from very large and frequent transactions,
I found them to be Merchants which I look upon to include Men of
Honour and Honesty, as well as being very capable of business, and must beg leave to add a little further in their favour that they have done A great
deal of business for a number of principal Merchants on this continent,
and I can convince you by very satisfactory proofs that they have given
very general content. These reasons with the Character they bare in
Europe of being Men of Honour and Fortune induces me to think they
never put it in your power to take this Liberty. [If] you had prudence
anough not to mention it, as well with the circumstances you told the
story, ihey might be able to clear up their character. You know that of a
Merchant ought not to be touched in so Publick a way.
I must beg that you would give me a real state of the affair and their
answer to your letter, as you no doubt wrote on finding it out. These
Gentlemen did business some time for Messrs. Aspenwall & Doughty of
this City, but in the end a differance arose which I am now selling for
them by Law by order of Court. Their disputes are left to Arbitration and
the arbitrators are William Walton, Philip Livingston, and John Watts,
I find what I now mention to you is dayly told to all the arbitrators, and
is made a handle of by A&D, so that I am not able to clear up this charge.
I meet these Judges under the greatest disadvantages and [it] must be of
the worst consequence to my very worthy Friends. I hope you'l excuse
this liberty I have taken. You must see the great occasion I have to do it,
which I doubt not will apologize for me. I must request your speedy answer.