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Montgomery, Sealy, and Co. to Newton, Gordon, and Johnston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.022.06 Author/Creator: Montgomery, Sealy, and Co. Place Written: Lisbon, Portugal Type: Autograph letter Date: 18 September 1779 Pagination: 3 p. + addr. + docket 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Summary of Content: Details accounts for the shipping of sundry goods, wine, and brandy. Then discusses placing insurance on the shipments and states that he has given the insurance agents the necessary information about the ships, the captains' names, where the shipment is going, etc. Mentions that British Admiral Charles Hardy has sailed with 53 ships to attack the enemy. Lists men returned safely from East India to Limerick. Reports that they took two French privateers on their way to Limerick. Newton, Gordon, and Johnston were merchants from Madeira.

Background Information: Seller's notes: These are letters relative to the wine trade that was in progress and it will be noted that some of the famous officers of the day were ordering ...sizeable quantities of spirits at this time. Water in the colonies was very poor, so that these products were important to the every day survival.See More

People: Montgomery, John, fl. 1778-1779

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeFinanceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCommerceAlcoholMaritimeNavyRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryAsiaFrancePrivateeringMaritime

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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