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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Woodbridge, William, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationBarbados, West Indies
RecipientWoodbridge, William
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count349
TranscriptTo William Woodbridge, Barbadoes 4 July 1756

I am favoured with yours of the 13th past & observe the contents.
Rum on an averige sells 15 per Cent higher here then in Philadelphia
which occasions very large purchases to be made there for this Market.
I am of opinion both it & Sugar will be in demand this Fall, as the quantity our Forces makes use of is very large. I will engage at any time to remit to London in Bills of Exchange or any goods that's to be got here
in Fourteen Days after I receive any Cargoe of Rum & Sugar. You may
consign me their neat proceeds. We are seldom without Vessels loading
for London. The present Freight there is 40s per ton.
Thomas Greg enterd into Partnership with me the 1st May last. Our
Firm you have below. We beg leave to make you A tender of service
here & to assure you of our readiness to render you every service in our
Power. Our Bread & Flower is much preferable to what is shiped in
Philadelphia, & we are able to sort out Cargoes much better from this then
there. Pease, Indian Corn, Oats, Leaf Tobacco, Lumber of all sorts, & Pork
are shiped here on very reasonable terms. Provisions bares now no fixed
price, as there is a Prohibition, & when it will be taken off is uncertain.
If there is a Prospect of making a Vessel on your trade answer, we will
hold a third in her. What W. Cunningham has remitted short of the proceeds of the Hays is yet out standing. If he should recover it, which is very doubtfull, you may depend upon its being remitted immediately. WC, G&C

Exchange to London at £180 Currency for £100 Sterling
Rum, 3s/1d per Gallon
Barbados: Sugar, 56s per hundredweight
Logwood, £9.10.0 to £10 per ton
Cotton, ls/5d lo ls/7d per pound
Carolina Indigoe, 4s to 8s per pound
White Oak Hogshead Staves, £4.10.0 per hundred
ditto Headings, 6.0.0 per hundred
Red Oak Hogshead Staves, 3.5.0 per hundred
Via Philadelphia