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the Money. I like an honest Man (whether it is so or not) gave you £50 per cent. on all that was not paid, at the same time expecting these Gentlemen to make me whole; but they utterly refuse doing one Farthing.

You calling for depreciation, and they on the other hand refusing one farthing, you may easily draw the Consequence. To deal at this rate am determin'd not. I am your I am your humble Servant,



Lecester, August 25, 1779.

ALTHO much incomoded with a Rheumatick pain in my heep [hip] and much huried with atending sundry large purchasers who in their return from Boston have visited my Store and taken off considerable parcells of Goods, I would not ommit embracing this opportunity to tell you that I have read the Contents of your two last agreable Letters of the 3d and 10 Inst. and conformable to what you write in your first respecting the Errors in Invoice No. 23 I have t[h]ought best to make out a new one and destroy that I sent you from Boston, therefore you'll find here enclos'd a right Invoice and to avoid making out a ceperate one for the Tobacco etc. have inserted it under same head which desire you'll notice that our Entrys may agree. The Sale you made of the other 4 half pipes wine canot but merit my approbation and doubt not but you'll be seasonable in Cash for amount of same as I esteem those men good. I made sale here to the same purchaser of 8 pipes more at same price, and wish him well with them. The French Doct. accounted with me at Boston for the Error you discover'd in one of his half pipes. Joseph return'd here safe with Nurse and delivered in good order the 2 ps. figured Velvet you purchased for me Cost of which being £484 stands enterd to the credit of Lopez and Jacobs account with my thanks for your attention to this purchase; the said Account is also credited with £2100 being for cash you transmited

also by Joseph. As the manufactory of money keeps on briskly at Philadelphia I expect you'll soon find a brisk Demand for our Goods which when sold I cannot flatter myself with the hopes of replacing without a Loss. I trust therefore you'll guard as much as possible against this prevailing evil and see in particular that all those goods comprehended in Invoice No. 20 being part of many old Invoices are at this present time from 4 to 6 times (nominaly) higher than they were then charged. You'll probably receive my next from Hartford. Now I am not able to add more than to repeat that I continue, Your affectionate Uncle.

Your Aunt desires Love to you. Your Sister Sally continues poorly tho something better. What news from Philad.?

Dear Sir,

David Lopez, JR., TO AARON Lopez

Providence, 30th August, 1779.

I HAVE to acknowledge with much pleasure, receipt of your most esteemed favor of the 25th current, the contents of which have with a due attention noticed. The inclosed Correct Invoice No. 23. is carefully compared and finding it right have conformably regulated my Entrys therewith.

Observe the two pieces figured Velvetts had reached your hands safe, in the purchace of which together with the sales of the last four pipes Wine, I am fortunate to merit your approbation, a circumstance that cannot but prove extremely flattering and pleasing to me. am happy to find that the price I obtain'd of Captain Wiley for those sold him here, had establish'd so good a precedent for the 8 more which you furnish'd him at Leicester as I remark you had not before held them so high. That article is now retailing her at 78/ per Gall❜n.

I note likewise with a particular sattisfaction, that notwithstanding the introduction again, of that vexatious plan

for regulating the prices of Goods, you had recently found an advantageous vent for a considerable Quantity of Goods to some returning purchacers, who had prefer'd your store to the many they left at Boston, an incident which I do not think indicates a present strict adherence to, or long continuance of, that perplexing evil. I shall you may depend Sir, pay due Obedience to your Order respecting the prices of the Goods included in Invoice No. 20, tho I have not omited heretofore to advance them in a graduall pace with the depreciation, and as high as our Market would admit. In mine of the 3d. Inst. I requested to be advised wither the ballance due me from Mr. Sam'l Page 1 of Salem had been accounted for, to you, as I desired, to which I have not as yet received any reply. suppose it has through hurry, escaped your notice. shall now esteem it a favor to be inform'd of that matter for my government.


Mr. Ward has this moment handed me the inclosed from Capt. Wright which has just come to hand from Warwick, where a Flagg arrived last evening from Rhd. Island. am much surpris'd at his not having rec'd the Letter which I forwarded some time past in your behalf, as Gov. Bowen assur'd me he deliver'd it to the Capt. of the Cartell with his own hands. by what I can learn from Mr. Ward, we shall soon have frequent oppertunitys of conveyances to Newport, a Cartell being in agitation to be establish'd between the 2 Generalls. Blake being at my elbow impatient to return, leaves me only time to return a tender of my most respectfull Salutations and Love to my Dear Aunt, and to assure you that I continue with the utmost respect and esteem, Dear Sir, Your most Obedient Nephew and humble Servant,


1 Captain of a foot company in 1781, and a member of the House of Representatives, 1783-1785.




Bennington, 8th September, 1779.

THE Ballance of my last Bill, the Bearer (my brother) will discharge; after which you will please to furnish him with such articles as he may want to purchase of you particularly one more P's of Irish Linnin such as I purchased of you last month.

I am in want of a considerable Quantity of Powder, Lead, and flints, for the use of the Militia of this State. should you be able to supply me with those articles (which must be of the best kind of English powder for Hunters) you will please to write me by the bearer, also upon what conditions, and wheather United States Loan office Certificates will be rec'd in payment.

I shall soon want to supply myself with a considerable Quantity or assortment of winter goods, and if I can be supplied by you at as reasonable a rate as at Boston (Portage excepted) shall be willing to open a Trade with you. You will please to signify to me wheather Flower will be rec'd in payment or wheather Cash will be more agreeable. I am, Sir, Your Humble Servant,


Dear Sir,


Leicester, 16th September, 1779.

I HAVE now the pleasure of addressing you my Respects, from this, where I arriv'd again this day, and have the happiness to find my Dear Aunt and all the branches of our dear Connections in health. I pray the same blessing may be extended to my ever honored Uncle, that he may enjoy the approaching festivities, with a tranquill sattisfaction, and be wrote and seal'd in the Book of long Life and Felicity.

1 Secretary to the Council of Vermont. Records of Governor and Council, Vermont, I. 122.

Emediately on my return an oppertunity presented to the Island, which I did not fail to improve, in repeating duplicate of what I before wrote to Capt. Wright in your behalf, to which I also added a verball and explicit message by Mr. Townsend, who went down at same time, and promised to be the bearer. The return of that Cartell was so sudden as not to afford time for a reply. another Flag is daily expected from that quarter, and should any letter from Capt. Wright come to hand, I have directed it to be emediately forwarded here, with a duplicate to Hartford, that you might be seasonably apprised of its contents for your goverBills of Exchange I found to be exceeding scarce and in great demand at Providence. I have however fortunately obtain'd a sett for three Hundred Dollars at 12 for one, and have a further prospect of another for 800 Dollars more in about 10 days at same advance. I have likewise left directions with Mr. Jacobs to procure as many as posible during my absence, and hope we may be able to accomplish a good proportion towards your occasions.



The opperation of the State Bill renders Buisseness still extremely dull and perplexing, tho' with us it has the appearance of a very short duration, our marketts being most badly provided, and scarce any attention paid to the regulations by those who expose their articles to sale. Boston, its dictates seem to be but little better regarded. on application for the Velvetts which I advised you were offer'd me at £6 per yard, I was told that they were sent to that markett and readily sold for £9. dry goods insted of descending 20 per Ct. keep daily rissing, and have become very scarce. On my arrivall I apply'd to Jno. Reynolds with the Samples of the Broad Cloths you was pleased to deliver me when here last. he says that he has just made a purchase of a quantity of equall quality at the Eastward, at £10, and offers to take those 5 ps. at £12 provided Loan Certificates will be taken in payment. I wait your reply

and orders respecting them.

I did not omit attending to your Commission respecting Colo. Reed. on my way down he promised the money

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