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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Haliday & Dunbar, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationLiverpool, England
RecipientHaliday & Dunbar
Recipient Gendermale
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TranscriptTo Haliday & Dunbar, Liverpool 13 October 1756


We are favoured with yours of 12th & 21 May & 8th June to our WC
since we wrote you by the last Packet.
You have Credit with WC for the Insurance on the Prince [of] wales &
Cargoe & Thomas White, & he returns you thanks for the methods you took
for their Interest in the sale of Dispatch,1 which the[y] hope to hear the
Event of soon.
We propose if the Johnson arrives safe here to send her Directly to your
place with Prise goods. Logwood, & what Freight may offer. We shall
ship in her about 20,000 pounds Prise Cotton for account of Hide &
Hamilton. In Case you find Any Other Vessel sett up for this Place, advertise her as we must have her or some Other out Early in the spring.
We beg you may advise us by all Opportunitys the prices of Prise
Goods. Is French Prise Sugar to be Exported from England or may it be
made use of there? It might be started into English Hogsheads & Cleared
out here as the produce of our Islands. We beg your Particular reply to this.
We shall have out from this Port by the 1st Nov. 20 Privateers, & if war
Continues to the 1st March, about Ten more. So we have great reason to Expect Prise goods of all sorts will be sold low. We have had Nine Prises
brought in here, mostly from Martinico bound to France. Their Cargoes
sold at the Annexed Prices.
We have bought some Sugar, Coffee, & Logwood which we hope to
ship in the Johnson on account of the Owners if your advices by her
Incourage it. We would be obliged to you to advise the Premims of
Insurance with you when you write us. Mr. Haliday may Expect to hear
the Event of his Action with Aspinwall & Doughty shortly after this. The
Courl comes on the 19th Instant. We are affraid the Company Action wont
be Tryed before next Court, but this is Uncertain. G&C

Exchange to London, 85 per Cent
Logwood, at £12 per Ton
Martinico Coffee, to 7 to 7 1/3 d
Ditto Sugar, 2 to 7d per pound
Ditto Cotton, 15d to 16d per pound
Ditto Cocoa, to 8d to 9d per pound
per the Packet, Capt. Radford
& by ditto, Capt. Lutwich