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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Mercer, Thomas, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationSt. Christophers, England?
RecipientMercer, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count239
TranscriptTo Thomas Mercer, St. Christophers 15 August 1756

Dear Thomas:
I am this morning favoured with yours of the 10th Ultimo. I assure you
it gives me great pleasure to hear of your Prosperity.
Your letter for Philadelphia is forwarded.
1 am affraid youl make a poor Voyage with your Brigg As there is
an Embargo in Philadelphia. This is a much better Market for all West
India Produce, and as good for any thing you ship there. Indeed, I
believe if you shiped any Rum in your Vessel, I sold it, as I was concerned
in A Parcil, at 12/5 per Gallon with your Friend T Wallace & had a Parcel I
consigned me also by him which I am now selling at 3/6 per Gallon.
It will give me great pleasure to hear often from you, & when I can
serve you or your Friends here, be assured of my readiness.
Since the 1st of May, I have been in Partnership with Thomas Greg. Our
Firm is Greg & Cunningham. WC

Exchange to London, 85 per Cent
Sugas, as in quality, from 40s to 60s per Hundredweight
Barbadoes, antigua & St. Kills rum, 3/6 per Gallon
Flower & bread bears no Certain price on account of the Embargo
Gamons, 6d per pound: pork £3.15.0 per Barrill
White oak Hogsheads slaves, £4.10.0: Red Ditto, £3.10.0; Headings, £6 per thousand
Pitch, Tar, & Turpentine, £12s per Barrill

Via Philadelphia