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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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Partial Date
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Word Count427
TranscriptTo Haliday & Dunbar, Liverpool 11 November 1756


Captain Cunningham arrived here this afternoon & deliverd us your
severall favours. A particular reply to them you may expect in our Next.
The Cargoe by the Johnson will leave a good Freight To her if turns out
in good Order.
We observe what you say about buying anew Vessel for your trade, we
to be concerned with Captain While in a Vessel, as well as Any man here.
But the trouble must lye with us, & we Choose to have all the Proffits
or losses that may Attend the trade. Before we received yours, we were
resolved what to do, which yet Continue to be fixed in, which is to
purchase the first fitt Vessel we can meet for your trade, & if such a one
offers before Captain Cunningham Sailes, to put him in her, & if that shoud
not happen, he must make Another Voyage in the Johnson, & again he
returns, we shall have a Vessel for him, & we shall load the Johnson &
send her to be sold. You know the scheme we are fixed upon. You may
hold any part in the Vessel you please, not to Exceed one Half. The part
you propose to hold advise us & our Thomas Greg of on receipt of this
but pray dont hold more then you choose, for its not doing us the least
favour. For we woud just as soon hold her all ourselves is1 not.
You neglected to advise us the price of goods with you, & there being
no freight for Liverpool, we were Obliged to let the Johnson to goe to
Newry at the Current Freight for Flaxseed. Her Cargoe is engaged as fast
As it can be stowed away. We shall load her Between Decks with Cotton
& stow as much Logwood & Staves as we can in the Hold not to hurt the
Stowage of Flaxseed. The last Articles is to go by your Place. G&C

PS. Pray understand, as we assure you, if you dont hold a part in the Vessel we propose to buy, we are resolved to Continue you all our business as long as you serve us as you have done. Mr. James Jauncy is well pleased
with you. He says you Insured without orders. Pray dont do that any more This man can afford [it] & dis often risked £3,000 to £4,000 in a vessel-
He promises us to do all with you.
per Capt. Cooper
A Copy by Capt. Ratfords Packet