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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Hasenclaver, Bewicke & Tinmerman, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationCadiz, Spain
RecipientHasenclaver, Bewicke & Tinmerman
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count291
TranscriptTo Hasenclaver, Bewicke, & Tinmerman, Cadiz, 18 August 1756


Our late Worthy Friend Mr. John Porter & his partner, Mr. Mierop, last
Winter wrote our W. Cunningham to advise you the Currency of this Market,
making use of their name, which we now take the liberty, & to make you a
tender of service here.
Since War has been declared, there is a great Number of Privateers fitted
out here, so that we have great reason to expect prize goods of all sorts
will be Sold reasonable. At present, there is a Cargoe of Martinieo sugar
which sells at 3 to 7d per pound, Coffee 8d to 81/2. & Cotton 1s/4d per
pound. We dayly look for oiher prizes which no doubt [will] be sold more
To hinder the french being supplyed with provisions, there has been an
Embargo on them for a long time & is very like to Continue.
The Crops of all sorts is very large here which makes us hope the price
of wheat & flower will be reasonble next spring. In case the bearer, Captain
John Nealson, has Occasion to apply to you, we must [beg] your Assistance
to him. He Owns with us the Vesel & Cargoe he has now under his Care.

Exchange to London, £185 this Currency for £100 Sterling
Wheat, 5s per bushell, about 60 pounds
Flower, 14 per Hundredweight of 112 bees Wax, 2s/2 per pound
Pitch, 12s per barrel
Tarr, 12 per barrel
Turpentine, 12s per barrel
But staves. £8.0.0 per thousand
pipe Ditto, 6.10.0 per thousand
Hogshead Ditto, 4.10.0 per thousand
Barrill Ditto, 3.0.0 per thousand
Red oak Hogshead Ditto. 3.10.0 per thousand
Rice, 14s per Hundredweight
Cadiz salt, 5s per bushel
per favour of Capt. Nealson