Thomas M. Truxes (ed.), Records of Social and Economic History: New Series, Vol. 28: Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756–57: Merchants of New York and Belfast

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85 To William McMasters, Schenectady1                      24 June 1756[f. 71]


I wrote you a day or two agoe but have not heard from you Since you went up. You have above account of Sundrys which take to your own Account at the Prices put to them or sell them for me which, [if] you do, advise me as I shant draw on you. I Request you may remitt me as fast as you can, as I want money very much.    WC

P.S. Your to pay Captain Tin Bruck2 freight for these Goods. Annexed you have Invoice of Sundrys by Same Sloop, Amounts £32.18.6 to your Debit.

One Chest Tea Number

1, weighit the Tear is

65 pounds

at 5/0


2      ditto      ditto


at 5/0


4      ditto      ditto


at 5/0

    Ditto            Guns Containing 36

at 40s

    Ditto            Cutlashes Ditto   81

at 5/0 per

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Editor’s Note
1 During the Seven Years' War, Schenectady, New York, served as a base for military operations westward along the route of the Mohawk River. 'Sixteen or eighteen Miles North-west from Albany lies Schenectady. [The] Village is compact and regular, built principally of Brick on a rich Flat of low Land surrounded with Hills. It has a large Dutch Church with a Steeple and a Town Clock near the Center. The Windings of the River through the Town and the Fields (which are often overflowed in Spring) form, about Harvest, a most beautiful Prospect' (Smith, History of the Province of New-York, p. 198; Meany, 'Merchant and Redcoat,' pp. 478–9).
Editor’s Note
2 Capt. Cornelius Ten Broeck (d. 1773) was a merchant in Albany and the master of a Hudson River sloop trading between Albany and New York City (Philip Cuyler, New York, to a brother [probably Abraham Cuyler], Albany, 25 June 1756, Philip Cuyler Letter Book; Abstracts of Wills, VIII, 108–10).
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