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Title: Cunningham, Waddell to Thompson, Theophilus, 1757
CollectionLetterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-1757 [T. Truxes]
SenderCunningham, Waddell
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationDublin, Ireland
RecipientThompson, Theophilus
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count289
TranscriptTo Theophilus Thompson, Dublin 24 January 1757

Our last was the 31st past to which please be refered.
We have had very hard Frost for some time past & bad Weather, which
las put it out of our power to dispatch Captain C re at horn as soon as we expected. We shall ship you by her a parcel of Flaxseed for our accounts,
& would have sbiped some Sugars, but the Captain demanded so high a
Freight that we thought proper to defer it, but shall take the first good
opportunity. The prices of goods is annexed.
Mr. Guizat wrote our TG for a Letter of introduction to us to order
Eighty Hogsheads of Flaxseed, but his Letters are not yet come to hand.
Least he should be disapointed, we have shiped his seed, as you'l see
by the enclosed Letter. If he shoud not choose to take [it], he may be
off, so his objections dis not arise from any expectation of a bad Market. In that case, he must keep to it. Please to settle this matter when you deliver the Letter. If he be Honest, a Month or Two will brake no Squares in paying for it. Should he not take it, get the amounts Insured from all
risks but the Enemy. G&C

Exchange to London, 1821/2 per Cent
French 1st Clayed Sugars, 5d to 51/2 per pound
ditto 2 ditto, 4 to 5 per pound
Musco Vado, 2 to 4 per pound
French Coffee, 8d to 9 per pound
ditto Cocao, 7 to 8 per pound
ditto Indigoe, 7 to 9s per pound
Logwood, £11 per ton
Wheat, 4/6 to 4/9 per Bushel
Flower, 15s per Hundredweight
per Capt. Stewart
per Capt. Moody