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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Capt. William Beekman, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationSnow Melling of Liverpool
RecipientCapt. William Beekman
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count414
TranscriptTo Capt. William Beekman,
Master of the snow Melling of Liverpool 20 June 1756

I am favoured with yours of 10th April & observe the contents.
I wrote your Owners that you disaved me about the burthen of your
Vessel, which you did.1 For when you told me Freight of Naval Stores
offered, I disired you would let me know how many Barrels your Vessel
would cary, which you did when Captain Sayers2 was present & insisted
she would cary 950 Barrels at least. You well know I made A calculation
of an Irish Freight & the one to Liverpool & found it more for the Owners
Interest to let her proceed to Liverpool if she woud cary 900 Barrels, &
you further know, when you had 550 Barrels of Naval Stores in, you told
me the Vessel would cary the quantity you mentioned, & I do assure
you, had you then told me the truth about your Vessels Burthen, which I
think you then must have known, the Cargoe should have gon out, & you
stood the Consequence. But you never let me into the secret till you
had 700 Barrels in & things were gone too far to draw Back, & now I assure
you I believe you disaved me to answer your own Ends. If this was not
the Case, you are not fit to be Master of A Vessel to be so much out in
your calculation. What I have now wrote, I can prove. So if you choose to
deny any part of it, you may.
I suppose you was ashamed of the disbursments on your Vessel that you
give your Owners the trouble to write me about some Bills I choose lo
pay as the trades men were due me money.
I paid you 99.16.0
William Kippen, Block Makers, Bill 1.9.6
R. Cmmelme/ ship Chandler, Bill 5.0.2 3/2
Francis Morscolick5 bill 5.15.6
Paid charges at the Custom house 6.10.0
A Coil of Riging I Deliverd your mate
by your order 0.3.0, at 65 per Cent 2.8.9 / 120.19.11 3/4
my Commission, 5 per Cent 6.0.11 ¼ 127.0.11

the sum I deliverd your owners, & all this you had account of, so I think
you used me very 111 about it.
I received £3 from Mr. Cortland, but as I have brought it to Messrs.
Melling & Co. credit, I must have an order from them be Cor I pay it to any
Person. WC
per Capt. Cunningham