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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Haliday & Dunbar, 1757
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 Count711
TranscriptTo Haliday & Dunbar, [Liverpool] 10 January 1757


Our last was the 17th Ultimo to which please be refered.
We have not since had the pleasure of any of your favours which we are
not a little surprized at, as there has been many opportunitys. We request you to write us by every Packet & opportunity from your place to this
continent, if its only to tell us that Markets continues as when you
advised us last. Your obliging us in this will be serving us much & may be
for your Interest.
We did all we could to get away the Johnson but must assure you she, &
every Vessel we have on our hands, has given us very great trouble
occasioned by the number of Privateers from this place, which has taken
away almost all the Seamen. She is now clear. Inclosed you have account
of the Disbursments on her & the Invoice & Bill of Lading for what goods
the owners shiped in her. For the One Fourth of each, please to credit
us, & for the neat proceeds of the Half of them & the Half of the Freight.
We request you to help Captain Cunningham all you can to Ship a good
Crew in Liverpool, for it wont do to have hands to ship here.
The Person you bought the Salt of for the Johnson has imposed upon
us very much. It turns out but 8941/2 Bushels. It must be the same House
you had the Sail from for the Molly Last Year. Dont apply to them again,
for their Salt may weigh well, but wont do to measure.
We have now by us to Ship in the Ship Union, Jonathan Creathorn
Master, 7,203 pounds of French Prize Cotton. Please to get £280 Sterling
Insured on it, one Half from all risks & one Half from all risks but that
of the Enemy, which we choose to run ourselves. Captain Creathorn will be
clear to Sail from this place about 26 Instant for Dublin, where he is to
discharge a part of his Cargoe & then proceed to your place. We expect
this Cotton & the Freight of the Johnson will put you about £100 Sterling
more in Cash then our account at present requires.
As soon as we have A little time, we shall make out the Sales of the
Johnsons first Cargoe & remit you what we are in Cash.
There is now Two Vessels going on the Liverpool trade from this beside
!he Johnson. Mr. McEvers is making all the Interest he can for one of them;
Captain Boyd, Mr. Folliot, & Mr. Seaton for the other, Captain Callwell.
We doubt not, we will soon tire them of the trade with your prudent
management, for we are certain three Fourths of the goods orderd from this
place is to be put on Board our Vessel.
We request you to give her all dispatch you can & send us by her Ten
Dozen of the very best Beer & Two Cheese in Lead for our own use.
You have enclosed Bill of Lading for a Parcel of Cotton by the Johnson
for account of Messrs. Hyde & Hamilton, which please to follow their
directions about.
Prize goods sold at the annexed Prices.
On the Johnsons Voyage out, we choose to run £300 Sterling risk if
you give her the Guns, valuing the part we hold in the Vessel at £200
Sterling. But if you dont put guns in her, leave but £150 Sterling
uninsured of what Interest we may have in her, as well from you as other People. Whoever we write to for goods that is to be forwarded by you, we
order them to advise you the cost of them to enable you to cover our
Interest, which pray take care to have done by good Men.

Martinico Sugars, from 3d to 7 per pound
St. Domingo ditto, 2 to 7 per pound
Martinico Coffee, 6 to 9 per pound
St. Domingo ditto, 6 to 81/2 per pound
ditto Indigoe, 7s to 9s per pound
Martinico Cotton, 15dto 18d per pound
ditto Cocoa, 8 to 9 per pound
Pitch, Tar, & Turpantine, 11s per Barrel

per Capt. Cunningham
per Capt. McCalmont