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them to the Owners. those who sent their Bills to Boston some have received par others 95 for 100 in hard money.

have sent you a Bill of three hundred Dollars of my own which I told you I thought I chose to risque, which if you will take the one half and pay in Bills again, or risque it with me as propos'd pleas to take a Receipt of the master in your Name and mine the neat proceeds to be laid out in German Steel or Bohea Tea. I will risque so much with you in another vessel if it suits best pleas to write me and send Coppy of the Receipt. the black fellow is impatient to wait so can ad no more. I am, Sir, your most Humble Servant, WHEELER COIT



Highlands, May 20, 1780.

MUST beg your pardon for not forwarding the Ballance due to you for the Cambricks, but there has not been one farthing these three months in Camp nor no expectations of any at present. can send Notes issued from the State of Massachusetts Bay if agreable to you, which should they be please to direct a Line by way of Fish Kill for me in the 13th Massachusetts Regiment now lying in the Highlands. expect to make an allowance for the depreciation. I am Sir with great regard Your Obedient Servant


Amsterdam, 21 May, 1780.

Sir, HERE with you've the Third Copy of our last respects under date of the 24 March, to its contents we beg you'll be referr'd. have now again the satisfaction to acknowledge. the receipt of the duplicate of your favor of the 14 Xber and

1 The Crommelins were a Dutch banking house with American connections. Daniel and Charles Crommelin took the freeman's oath at New York in 1698, and their descendants long held a prominent position among the merchants of that city.

original of the 20 do., by the last we saw with much pleasure the safe arrival of the Sloop Diamond Capt. Cooke and are much obliged at your attention to communicate the same to our good Friend Mr. Rivera; As by the Postscript of your letter you give us Liberty to ship your Goods on Board of the Brig Ketty which was not arrived induced us to apply to William Haydon Commander of the Hannah, how to oblige us, consented to take the same; and in consequence have loaded it as per inclosed Bill of Lading and Invoice, amount bo. £929: 5. - which Sum we have passed to your debit; be pleased to note the same in conformity. we heartily wish the whole safe to hand and hope will prove to your satisfaction. we have sent you the glazes of such sorts as we thought woud sute your purpose and added a few of the most fachionable at present, thinking they woud be agreeable, if not for sale, for your own use. You will find also mentioned in the Bill of Lading a Case markd AL No. 3 which we have taken the Liberty to address to your Care for our good friend Mr. Jacob Rodriguez Rivera. We beg as a particular favor to receive it and settle the freight of it with Capt. Haydon. for your Governo its Value is £[blank], contains [blank] Ells of Deaper Table cloth. after receipt be pleased to follow said Gentlemen directions thereon and account with him for your charges. Your forwarding him the inclosed as also the others to their address will be a new obligation conferred on us.

We have obtained the acceptance of your four Bills on the Commiss's at Paris for Dollars 120 is at 5 £600. negociated at 524d per Ecu1 of £3 is Bo.... £262. 10

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The same we have passed to your Credit.

1 A silver coin passing at seven livres or less.

It was not well possible for us to close exactly your account without much trouble and dare say it will be a matter of indifference to you, as we flatter ourselves to be further favored with your commands.

You've here inclosed the answer of Mr. Leake on the Letter we transmitted him at your desire.

There is as yet no alteration in the Political Sistem of Europe, and war seems to be going on with the same vigor as former years. For your Governo you've here inclosed a price current of our Market and beg here to reiterate you our offers of best services, and to such of your friends as you may be pleased to recommand our house. We remain Very respectfully, Sir: Your most obedient Servants,


P. S. We have also received per Capt. Haydon the Copy of your favors of 17 and 18 May and 2 July of last year but as they required no answer we've passed them under Silence. You've here also a Letter for Mr. Henry Bowers Junior, which we beg youll forward him by the first safe conveyance, and as said gentleman has also two chests of Tea on board, shoud he not give in time the needful directions thereon, we beg you'll taken them under your care, untill you've his directions. they are marked H.B. No. 1 and 2.



Providence, June 11th, 1780.

ABOUT 3 weeks ago I wrote to you from the Highlands. acquainting you it was not in my Power to fulfil my Engagement, by reason there had no Money been paid to our Troops since the 1st day of last November, and my health continueing much impaired was under the necessity of leaving Camp before the arrival of any Cash, which not only has been attended with many Inconveniences to our Officers in furnishing themselves with necessary supplies, but disappointed me in discharging such Contracts I have made for their use;

I have arranged my affairs in such manner as to have immediate Remittances to this place as soon as the first Payments are made, therefore must beg your indulgence for a short time longer, expecting to make such reasonable Compensation for the time that has elapsed as in your good judgment shall require, being sensible you will take into Consideration the present Circumstances of our Officers who are sufferers for the want of their Pay being made to them in Season; if our State notes for the first year which are calculated at 32 for one should be agreable will endeavour to pay you in them. I am, Sir, etc.

Hon'd Sir,



Leicester, June 27: 1780.

I HAVE the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your two very acceptable letters per last Post, and am truly happy to hear you and Mama had returned safe and well from Newburry after an agreable excursion. In compliance to your desire have now transmitted per the Post Rider all the Money we can at present command in a Bundle seal'd containing Thirty five Thousand Dollars, and all the first Bills of each Sett I received from Mr. Vanderwoort.


I beg leave to congratulate you on the safe arrival of Capt. Earl at Newport from a Voyage to the West Indies in seven weeks only. In this Vessell your good self Mama and self are interested 4th. it is said Capt. Earl has made a fine voyage. I being now in so much haste have not time to add much more. to-day being Training, they find it extreemly difficult to raise our Quoto of Men, and a continual throng of people around me, obliges me to close in haste, tho' not without presenting my Duty to Mama, and to believe that I am Your Dutiful Son,


P. S. I had forgot to send the last Post the Bottle Mustard you desired, but have now deld it to the Rider. I have paid the Rider 85 dollars for postage of the Money.



Wethersfield, July 18, 1780.

I HAVE this oportunity riting you a few Lines to let you no that Salt and Rum is very dull I have this moment offered it for the Salt for 6 Dollars per bushel and the Rum at 6 Shillings and take Bills at 95 and 60 Days after Site and thay will not give it and if I cant git that I shall store the same and com home for hard money I cant git at any rate and I cant by any Cind of goods on acount of debeting Commesereys ingaging too Mr. Wordworth will do me all the good he can. I am yours,


I am in hast you may [know] by the riting.

Dear Sir,


St. Georges, Granada, July 19th, 1780.

I HAVE the Pleasure to advise you of my safe arrival here yesterday, after a Passage of 36 Days, and as these Vessels are bound to Salem where you are well acquainted, and anxious to get the agreeable Tidings as soon as possible to my anxious Family, induces me to put the Letters under cover to you, not doubting but you will forward them on with the greatest expedition. I shall improve an opportunity of a Danish Bottom that goes this Morning for Statia under the Sanction of an Act of the Br. Parliament pass'd last May in favor of the Inhabitants of this Island, who are indulged to ship the Produce of this Island on Board any Nieutral Bottom to pass unmolested by any of their Cruisers; which circumstance affords a very advantageous Trade between this and Statia. You'll please to understand this Indulgence only extends to this Island and the Granadines as it surrendered at discretion, the other Islands capitulated under some advantages this did not.

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