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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 Count525
TranscriptTo John Scott & John McMichael, Philadelphia, 12 December 1756

Dear Sirs:

I am favoured with yours of the 8th & 9th Instant (since I wrote you by
Mr. Fell enclosing a Bill of £100).
The Unions owners are not bound in any respect in the Charter Parly
bul to receive a full Load from me here. They have got the better of us,
but as we cant be up with them now, let it drop. Our Friend Meas would
not have served us so to fill their Vessel with Lumber & Cables on
Freight & let our good[s] lye on hand.
Captain Moor tells me he was in Browns Corn Room & is very certain
it wont hold more then 800 Bushels. I dont know but Flower may do as
well, yet I think they ought to have left more Room for Wheat, as they
agreed to do it, I am convinced the Freight you agreed to pay Brown
was very cheap for Provisions, which makes me wish how much you
can get in him.
I am very uneasy about Falls Rum. The Flaxseed I had bought with
you was meerly to enable me to comply with my orders, & if I ship it from
your place, it must be on my own account. Which will be hard upon me
considering the prospect, for I assure you I only execute very positive
orders. This makes me again request as well our Falls account, as my own,
that you immediately make tryal to Charter a sloop & send me his Rum & my Flax Seed, & if that should not fill her, ship some Flower on
my account, but should you not be able to succeed, than you must ship
Falls Rum by Captain William Hamilton. If he cant take it, ship it by
any Vessel bound to Derry, desiring the Master to apply to Falls or his
Wife before he reports it. If you gel the Sloop, give her all possible
dispatch. My Flaxseed must lye till you meet a Vessel coming here.
Dierich is not yet arrived. If you can get £100 Insured on goods
by him for what you think reasonable, I am content.
As to the Sale of my goods, I refer you to the enclosed Letter which
please peruse, Seal, & deliver, & comply with the contents of it.
McLaughlin is below in Seven Weeks from Liverpool. If he gets up
before the Post goes out, you'l shall be advised all I can lern about
your Ship.
The Privateer Harlequin is again returned from her Cruze & has brought
in a Fine French Snow of 170 Tons.6 By the best account I can get, her
Cargoe consistes of Sugar, Cotton, Coffee, & Cocoa, was bound from
Martinico to Old France, is worth about £10,000. I expect her up to
lay, when you shall have the best Character I can get of the Vessel, & if
you want her, depend upon it, I shall do my utmost for you, I am told
she is a Flat Vessel, Built in Old France about three Years agoe, & is
extraordinary good work. WC