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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Van Yzendoorn, Herman, 1757
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationRotterdam, Netherlands
RecipientVan Yzendoorn, Herman
Recipient Gendermale
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TranscriptTo Herman Van Yzendoorn, Rotterdam 13 January 1757

We wrote you the 2nd Ultimo by the Packet, Captain Bonnell, & by
Captain Mund for Amsterdam, Inclosing you Two Bills for £313.4.71/2
Sterling being the balance of your account with WC, the several Sales of
your goods being then enclosed, all which we hope will give you content.
We also enclosed you at same time account of Freight made by the
Prince of Wales from Rotterdam, your Fourth being £108.18.8, which we
give you credit for & Debitted your account with the One Fourth
disbursements on her amounting to £94.8.7 & the One Fourth amounts
of her Cargoe for Cadiz £150.4.2.
We have now to answer your favour of the 9th October which came Q hand the 2nd Instant.
You cant be surprized that WC thinks you used him 111 in your Letter
of the 26th May. In the first of it, you say had any misfortune happened
the Prince of Wales in her passage to Rotterdam, that no Insurance
could be recovered occasioned by his imprudence in not filling up the
Bills of Lading as they ought to be done, & he thinks in his Letter to you
in answer to it he has cleared himself. But in your answer to his Letter
your not so kind to own your Error but lays the affair to Bills of Lading
that was signed in Rotterdam, which he knew nothing about.
Our reason for not sending the Prince of Wales to Rotterdam was that
the Season was too far advanced, & that we did not think your trade
would answer, at least to be concerned with you, from whom We could
have no Peace after we received your goods 10 [he accounts were
closed, which can't be done in as short time here. AM we will pretend to say in our own favour is that we wish you contentment from you present
Friend here, & that we doubt not but by the time other accounts are
closed to you, You'l think better of ours & perhaps wish you had
continued with us. who did at all times our utmost to serve your Interest.
We must now beg leave to inform you that Captain Nealson, nor no man
or thing but your own conduct, could alter us from you, which we did
not approve of, & we have already wrote you so, & your Letter in answer
dis not alter Our mind.
As you put our sending the Prince of Wales to Cadiz on a footing we did
not expect, we have wrote our Mr. Thomas Greg to agree for your part
with you when she begun to fit out for that Voyage, & if you accept of the
sum we offer, as soon as you advise of it, your money shall be remitted,
She arrived safe Four days agoe. How the Voyage will turn out is uncertain,
as what she has brought is chiefly Fruit which is a very uncertain Sale.
We cant see what you are affraid of being wronged in. We shall in all
things act agreeable to the Character of Merchants. If Captain Nealson
approves of the sum charged him, your account will be as stated by you.
Your advice is false. Tea was noi higher then 6s per pound, & from
that to 5s since the Prince of Wales arrived, & it is just as False about
Powder. The price is now, & has been for Six Months past, from £10 to
£12 per Hundredweight.
We shall remmit your money as you direct, as we come in Cash.
We shall give Mr. Greg advice how we imploy the Prince of Wales
that if you & he dis not agree, he may advise you.
Annexed you have the prices of goods. G&C

Martinico 1st Clayed Sugars, 66 per pound
St. Domingo ditto, 51/2 per pound
ditto Coffee, 81/2 per pound
lartinico ditto, 9 per pound Martinico Cotton, 17 per pound
ditto Cocoa, 8 per pound
per Capt. Cunningham
per Capt. McCalmont