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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Potts, Hyde & Greg, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationBelfast, Northern Ireland
RecipientPotts, Hyde & Greg
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count362
TranscriptTo John Potts, John Hyde & Thomas Greg, Belfast, 13 July 1756

Your esteemed favour of the 26th Aprill last was delivered us the 9th
Instant by Captain Hathorn with Bill of Lading for his Cargoe, which we
were sorry to Inform you would not sell here to any advantage for the
following reasons: Messrs. Baker & Kilby of London Contracted to Supply
the Army here with Provisions & bought in Ireland a large Quantity of
Beef, Butter, & Pork by Mr. Horner of Dublin, of which we have two
Cargoes arrived sometime agoe & Many more dayly Expected, which
put it out of our power to do any thing at that quarter. And for this six
weeks past, we have had an Embargo here on provisions of all sorts which
stops any sale for Exportation, so on the whole we had Nothing left but to
follow your Orders which we have done as Near As in our power.
Captain Hathorn is sailed What Alteration we have made is Intirely
with a View to your Interest. We Expect if Captain Hathorn Comes here
with a Load of Rum that it will leave you a great Proffit.
We refer you to the Copy of our Letter to Messrs. Walker & Woodbridge
which is Annexed. Inclosed you have Bill of Lading for the Cargoe, Except
six Barrills of Herrings, which we have Landed here & hopes to sell Them Well. This Morning we have Account of Warr being declared5 which will
make a great Alteration for the Better in the trade of this Place. Incase the Brigg Greg returns here with such a Cargoe as we have Ordered, pray how would you have the proceed remitted. We shall send bills if we have no
Orders from you to the Contrary before, but we believe Prize goods might
Answer better. G&C

Exchange to London, 85 per Cent
Course Salt Rose this Morning from 3s to 5s per Bushell
Gun Powder, from £9 to £14 per Hundredweight
Lead, from 40s to 50s per Hundredweight
& all Warlike stores in proportion but little Alteration in the price of dry Goods.
Via Philadelphia
& by Capt. Hysham