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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Curtin & Parker, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationKingston, Jamaica
RecipientCurtin & Parker
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count282
TranscriptTo Curtin & Parker, Kingston, Jamaica 29 October 1756


We were at a great Loss what to ship you the value of the money of
yours in our hands, in as by Our advices from Jamaica & your Friend Mr.
Cury of Philadelphia, there was no sort of Northward Produce that had
the Least prospect to answer, in particular with the high Freight that's
added to it by War.
You have inclosed Bill of Lading & Invoice of 21 Boxes of Spermacety
Candles amounting to £118.18.0 is to your Debit in account. We heartily
wish they may arrive safe & to a good Market. They are good in their kind.
We credit you for Apthorp & sons bill on Thomlinson & Hanbury
received from Captain Stoddard £57.11.0 Sterling which we sold at 85
per Cent Exchange is £106.9.5 Currency.
If any promising scheme offered, we will at all [times] be ready to
be concerned [in] it, so [long as] any pan of the Transactions is to rest
with us.
Incase Captain Hathorn is in Jamaica when this reaches you, We beg
you may assist him to get a freight to England. His Owners are good Men
& we are convinced will lake all opportunitys to return any favours you
do him. He sailed from St. Eustatia for Jamaica the 25th September. We
dont know what could detain him so long. G&C

Exchange to London, 85
Flower. £0.15.0 per Hundredweight
Ship Bread, 0.15.6 per Hundredweight
Pork, £3.10.0 per Barrel
Beef, 2.0.0 per Barrel
Pitch, Tar, & Turpantine, £11 per Barrel
Lumber of alt sorts, plenty & cheap
Jamaica Rum, 5/ per Gallon
Mellasses, 2/3 per Gallon
per Capt. French
& Capt. Stewart