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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Leggs, Hyde & Co., 1756
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationBelfast, Northern Ireland
RecipientLeggs, Hyde & Co.
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count295
TranscriptTo Leggs, Hyde & Co., Belfast 31 December 1756


Your kind favour of the 11th September is now before us.
We have nigh compleated your orders for one Thousand Pounds Sterling
of French Prize sugar, & we are in hops on terms that will give you great
content. The price we paid is from 2d to 6d per pound & a Hogshead or
two 61/4 & 61/2 per pound. We are convinced they must answer for you,
as all the Sugar Houses supplys themselves from the Prizes, tho they have
such choice of other Sugars, & we think them very reasonable.
We are in great hops the Ross will soon appear, or that we will have
directions what to do with them.
The balance our WC is due you is £415.10.4 Currency of which we have
laid out £270 in French Indigoe, & the remainder we expect to lay out
by the next days Sale in the same article & shall ship the whole by the
ship William & George, Captain Robert McCalmont, who we expect to
Sail for your place about the 10th January which your to govern your
self by if you see proper to Insure. Your Accounts will goe by her.
We are sory for the Loss of your Ship the Molly. The Meat of her
is now here. We have drawn three Bills at 40 days sight on William Clark
of London for £518.13.4 Sterling £300 at 81V: per Cent & £218.13.4 at
84 per Cent is to your Credit. G&C

Exchange to London, 821/2 per Cent
Logwood, £11 per ton
French Coffee, 7d to 87: per pound
ditto Cotton, 16 to 17 per pound
ditto Cocoa, 7 to 8 per pound
per Capt. Moor Via Dublin
& Capt. Blair