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Massachusetts Historical Society, 1914 - Massachusetts
For the statement above quoted, also for full bibliographical information regarding this publication, and for the contents of the volumes [1st ser.] v. 1- 7th series, v. 5, cf. Griffin, Bibl. of Amer. hist. society. 2d edition, 1907, p. 346-360.
 

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Page 65 - Ship called the whereof is Master for this present Voyage and now riding at Anchor in the and bound for to say being marked and numbered as in the Margin, and are to be delivered...
Page 65 - In witness whereof the master or purser of the said ship hath affirmed to three bills of lading, all of this tenor and date, the one of which three bills being accomplished, the other two to stand void, and so God send the good ship to her desired port in safety. Amen.
Page 138 - ... in witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written.
Page 46 - For never was there so much Rum on the Coast at one time before. Not ye like of ye French ships was never seen before, for ye whole coast is full of them. For my part I can give no guess when I shall get away, for I purchast but 27 slaves since I have been here, for slaves is very scarce. We have had nineteen Sail of us at one time in ye Road, so that ships that used to carry pryme slaves off is now forced to take any that comes. Here is seven sail of us Rum men that are ready to devour one another,...
Page 512 - Congress unanimously voted to "request the merchants and others, in the several colonies, not to send to Great Britain any orders for goods, and to direct the execution of all orders already sent to be delayed or suspended, until the sense of the Congress on the means to be taken for the preservation of the liberties of America is made public.
Page 74 - July in the Thirtieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second King of Great Britain &c.
Page 60 - Com Rite home with My slaves, for my vesiel will not Last to proceed farr[;] we can See Day Lite al Roond her bow under Deck[.] however I hope She will carry me Safe home once more. I need not inlarge.
Page 60 - I have Gott on bord 61 Slaves and upards of thirty ounces of Goold, and have Gott 13 or 14 hhds of Rum yet Left on bord, and God noes when I shall Gett Clear of it ye trade is so very Dull it is actuly a noof to make a man Creasey my Cheef mate after making foor or five Trips in the boat was taken Sick and Remains very bad yett then I sent Mr. Taylor, and he got not well, and three more of my men has [been] sick.
Page 145 - There is little doubt but the affairs will be finished in a few days and the Act repealed. You'll be informed that the Parliament have settled their right of taxing you. When that was done they proceeded to the expediency of repealing the Act, which never would have come to pass had it not been for the merchants and manufacturers of England. Trade here was totally stagnated ; not one American merchant gave out a single order for goods on purpose to compel all manufacturers to engage with us in petitioning...
Page 143 - ... authenticity of them I will answer. As so much politics may confound business, I will do myself the honour to write you a few lines on the latter subject in another epistle. I remain with all due respect in haste my Dear Sir Your Most Dutiful Son etc. HCJr. PS — The Parliament have not yet done anything about the Sugar Act and other destructive restraints on your trade. It will come as soon as ever the Stamp Act is settled. I imagine they will rescind all the restrictive clauses, and grant...

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