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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Hope, Isaac & Zachary, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationRotterdam, Netherlands
RecipientHope, Isaac & Zachary
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count509
Transcript10 May 1756
To Isaac & Zachary Hope, Rotterdam


I am favoured with yours of the 13th & 15 December & 10th January &
observe the contents.
Your Letter Via London did not come to hand till the 20th past, &
that by Captain Wilkenson the 1st Instant, which deprived me of the pleasure
of writing you before.
Captain Wilkenson discharged his Cargoe in Stanford, about Sixty Miles
from this place, where his Goods ware all safe stored. But A Number of
other Vessels arriving shortly after him from your parts and Copenhagen
made so much noise that our Governor is resolved to stop the trade
here, if possible. Since, A large Value of goods that came by way of
Copenhagen is seized, & indeed that trade is now on such a footing all
over the Continent that there is no managing it with Safety, so that I
would [advise] you to venture no goods to these parts but what are first
Entered in England,as the risk is much greater then any profit that may
arise from them can make amends for.
I have sent a Sloop to Stanford to take in your goods, & what more I
had by Wilkenson, to cary them to A place where I expect they will be safe.
As soon as it is prudent, I shall have them brought here. They would sell
well now, except the Paper, could I get them Safe here. Depend no time
shall be lossed & that your Interest shall be cansulted in the Sale.
I can by no means promise such remittances for Palantines as you
mention. If you please to send me any of your favours in that way, I shall
do my utmost for your Interest & I dare say none here can do more. I
shall at all times advance any sum to load your Vessels back that I have
A Prospect of being in cash for in Four Months & I shant charge you any
Interest. I am fully of opinion that young Palantines will sell very fast
& for Cash this season. My reason for thinking so is all English indentedServants has had full liberty for some time past to enter into his Majeslys
Regiments, who are mostly recruted by them, & Servants must be had to
replace them. I believe my opinion is different from many, yet I dare say it
will be found to be right.
I shall do Captain Wilkenson all the service in my power & am convinced
he is the Man you take him to be. He is not yet come to Town with his
Vessel, but I believe will in A few days.
Mr. Thomas Greg of Belfast & I Entered into Partnership in the trade
I cary on here the 1st Instant. The firm of our House you have annexed.
Under our care your present affairs are, and we hope for frequent
opportunities to convince you none can have your Interest more at heart
then us. Annexed you have the Currency of this Market. WC

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