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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Scott & McMichael, 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientScott & McMichael
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count217
TranscriptTo Scott & McMichael, Philadelphia29 November 1756

Dear Gentlemen:

On the terms you consign the Cargoe to Mr. Thomas Greg, you may
load a Vessell from 100 to 200 Tons at the freight you mention. I think
a Sortable Cargoe for a Vessell of 150 Tons would be 250 Hogsheads of
Flaxseed, 250 Barrels of Flower, & the remainder of the Cargoe Wheat.
I would choose to have it proportioned in this way but leaves it still
to you to do as you See proper. Wheat has the best chance if it gets
home safe. As soon as you have agreed for a Vessell let me know her name
& make as nigh a Computation as possible of the value of Ihe cargoe. I
recomend dispatch. As soon as I have your answer to this, shall send you
Bills or cash to pay for the half of the Cargoe.
I cant promise Hodges Vessell a Freight, so would have you make
use of what Flax Seed you have left after loading Crathorn2l for our joint
cargoe, & if that dis not go on, Send it to me as well as you can. The post
waits for this & has not been in an House & waits for this, so excuse
my not being more particular. WC