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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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TranscriptTo Thomas Greg, Belfast 12 September 1756

Dear Sir:

Annexed you have Copy of what I wrote you from Philadelphia1 to which
have now to add that I have the greatest reason to expect great favours
showed me in the Sales of our seized goods there.
The £250 I advice to have got Insured in Philadelphia is on the Prince
of Wales & not on the Cargoe, as advised you off before.
You would ere this have had sales of all your goods Consigned to me,
but I have been so perplexed with saving our Dutch goods that I have not
had time to rest. They are now making out, & I expect to finish them by the 1st October. I woud have sent Mr. Mierop Sales of your Joint
adventure with him, but a part of the Muslins & Cambricks remains on
hand as they are much too fine for this Markett. I expect he has now
the full proceeds of them in his hands as I remitted him £100 Sterling & had 29 Tons of Logwood shiped him from Jamaica to sell for my Account.
Oswego is taken by the french which is a great loss. I am in hopes we
shall do something soon that will balance it. You need not be affraid
of the French making any great advances in this Country. Our numbers of
peoples & a plenty of Provisions must in a little time bring the Ballance
in our favour, but we have been so long inured to peace & Plenty that
it is hard to drive the people here to War which, if all the provinces woud
engage heartly in, the French dis not stand a Chance.
Inform Mrs. Pottinger her son is well.
You have enclosed second Bills for the sums remitted from Philadelphia.
The goods Messrs. Smellia & alien shiped by Captain Dunlope are
safe arrived, as is all the Transports from Scotland with the forces. WC

P.S. It is impossible for me to Judge what goods we had best have out
next spring for a month or Two.

per the Packet
& Capt. Richards