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Bayard, Stephen (fl. 1725-1731) to Robert Livingston re: loss of slaves during voyage

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01740 Author/Creator: Bayard, Stephen (fl. 1725-1731) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 November 1725 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 31.3 x 19.2 cm Order a Copy

Bayard reports that 30 enlsaved people died on a voyage to the colony due to a shortage of food. He also mentions that Moses Levy is awaiting payment of Livingston's account. Docketed on address leaf.

Honoured Sir

Since your Departure is arrived here from Amsterdam Robert Linnerd [in Wel] ship Onckell Phillips is Concerned, & Gerrittsen from Geney with 60 negroes 30 dyed in the passage, they ware trough tho fatigue of a 17 weeks Voyage obliged to Divide their bread 14 Days - before they came in; Each man their having 12 Bisketts for their share & Just so much meath Left as saved than the Day they Came in -; the negro the Govdr Sent from hence is Comback - the sloop fell to Luward of his Cost, it's supposed they will Luse [sic] this Voyage above [£8004-4] the sloop by report now wants New Standing Riggen & a Mass[t]; Once [Kerstede] who loaded about 3 months ago at Esopus for the West India - is Cast a way on the East End of Long Island part of the Cargoe is saved the but the Hulk of the sloop Quite Lost -
last night walking a [Lond] the [warfe] I mett with Moses Levy who I had some Discourse with I askt him if you had paid him; he tould no, buy you had said you would pay Every body before you went out [2] of town - & for that Reason he was sure you would send it by yor sloop in flower or money, on [wel] I tould him their was a Letter at Van Hornes for him, wherein he is sure his money is, the [Toughts] of [wel] pleased him very much; I tould him you would make him as good as his word in being bad pay & that I had tould [struck: him] you abt the Wine he said that was no matter for you had been to see him - When he recd the Letter I doe believe he will be of a nother oppinion. -
Alida joynes with me in our Duty to you & Graney, & wish you a pleasen winter & a [Greadell] of health [wel] are the Daly prayers of
Sr yr [Gean] Son & most humble Servt to [Com] -
N. York Nov 12th
Stephen Bayard
[address leaf]
Robert Livingston Esqr [illegible]
Manner of
1[8] Novimb 1725
Steph: Bayard [illegible] n: york

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