|Cunningham, Waddell to Corry, Edward & Isaac, 1756
|Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham_1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
|Newry, Northern Ireland
|Corry, Edward & Isaac
|To Edward & Isaac Corry, Newry 24 November 1756
Our Last was the 16th Ultimo by the packet and have now to advise
you we have taken freight for your 200 Hogsheads of Flaxseed, which we
expect will stand 28/6 Brinish Sterling per Hogshead in the Ship Waddell,
Charles Stewart Master, Who will be clear to Sail about 24th December.
She is a very good Ship & the Master well acquainted in the Irish Channell.
By the imprudence of a Gentleman in the Flaxseed trade, it will be very
Disagreeable to us, & we are afraid a very bad one to our Friends, which
makes us execute our positive orders with reluctance & defer executing
those that are not so. The price of flaxseed is now 5/6 per Bushel. It has
been up to 6s, & we Expect it will be that or higher again. The Freight of
Flaxseed is not yet Broke. Your's is to be the Current Freight to your Port.
Exchange to London, 80 per Cent
Wheat, 4s per Bushel
Log wood, at £11 per Ton
Viartinico Coffee, 8 to 9V; per pound
ditto Sugar, 3 10 6 per pound
ditto Cotton, 15 to 16 per pound
[P.S.] a Barrel of French Indigoe is now at market. The Sale not yet Comes on.
per the Packet via Philadelphia
& per Capt. Martin via Drogheda