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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Greg, Thomas, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationBelfast, Northern Ireland
RecipientGreg, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness partners
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Word Count573
TranscriptTo Thomas Greg, Belfast 11 August 1756

Dear Sir:
The 26th past I wrote you by this packett who is yet detained for Lord
Louden Dispatches.
I think I have got all Nealsons Cargoe in places of safety. His snow
is two thirds loaded for Cadiz, & I expect will saile about the 20th Instant.
I shall get £300 Currency Insured on the Vessels, to, at, & from Cadiz
to this place, & do you order our friends in London or Liverpool to get
£100 Sterling Insured on the Vessel & the Same sum on the Cargoe for the
same Voyage. The Cargoe will cost about £700 Currency. The remainder
of our Interest I woud choose to risk, as we have a fine going Vessel &
a good master. Order £150 to be Insured for Captain John Nealson on
the Snow Prince of Wales for the same Voyage & to Charge our account
for the Cost of it.
Yesterday I wrote Mr. Jacob Bosanquet of Hamburgh to get £170 sterling
Insured on our goods by the Betsey, Captain Thomas Castleton, who woud
be Clear to sail from this for that Port about 20th Instant. This adventure
Consists of Prize Martinico Coffee, Sarcaperilla, & Spanish hides. The
proceeds will be at your Disposal, which please to give directions about. I
beg you may give me a particular advice what Irish & English Sterling
all the adventures you receive the proceeds of produces, as by that Means
I shall be enabled to Keep our Books in proper order.
A Cargoe of Prize goods is now filling here. It Consists of Martinico
Coffee, sugar, & Cotton. The Coffee sells at 8d to 9d per, the Sugar as in
quality from 31/2d to 7d per, & the Cotton 16d per pound.
We may expect frequent opportunitys to lay out Any Sums we can raise
in Prize goods, but we have a great Want that we have not a house fixed in
London that we Can depend upon to Answer our Bills when we have to
make purchases that has a Prospect to Answer at that Market, Holland, or
Hamburgh. Pray endeavour to fix this Matter.
I bought, with an intention to ship in the Prince of Wales, about 60 Tons
of Logwood at £9.5.0, £9.10.0, & £10 per ton, but now, as she is bound on
an other Voyage, I will sell it if I can gett £15 per ton for it. But if it wont bring thai Price, shall ship it & order the money to you. I think I coud now obtain £13 per ton for it.
I have been disappointed of some money & has some large payments to
make which obliges me to defer remi ting you but for a very short time.
12th August

Dear Sir: I have now before me your favour of the 28th May & observe the
Shall write in our name by the Next packet to the severall Gentlemen
you Mention. The sundry sums you advise I have noted Accordly. Pray
Dont push any person to send us dry goods of any sort in particular. Any
particular articles, I [will] advise. When they come, of Coarse, I shall endeavor to Convince our friends No one here can do more for them. But what we shall do on our own Accounts is as much as I woud choose to have. WC

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