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Letter book 1, 11 December 1793-17 March 1809
Includes business letters of the firm of Silvanus and Obed Macy to merchants in Boston, Baltimore, Providence, New York, and Philadelphia, especially Elisha Sigourney, David Anthony and Timothy Green, agreeing to sell oil and candles. Many references to coastal shipping by Nantucket sloops and schooners. Also letters from Silvanus Macy to captains of ships in which the Macy's had an interest and to insurance companies concerning premiums.

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Nantucket 8th 2mo 1794

Capt. Latham Bunker

We have Shipt on Board thy Sloop Thirteen Casks of the Best kind of Spermacesta [?} drippings. Containing 681 Galls. Mark.t [?] and in the Margin to thy Care, Wishing thou to sell the same to the best advantage for us & pay Rob't Meadder as [agt] his Order on thee One Hundred Dollars of the Ballance of the Neat Proceeds thou will bring us in Cash. We want thou should bring us two Anchors from them Approved Work that we talk't together about One Weighing 11:0:0 the other 2:2:0 upon as good terms as may be, & we will Support thy doings with more Property for the paymentthereof. Not doubting thy Exertions for our interest as far as the Case may require Silvs. & Obed Macy

Nantucket 2m 1794 Friend Sigourney We wrote of Capt Coffin but not haveing Contents of Candles left it blank we now have to inform that we Shipt. by Capt.Allex.r Gardner Fourty Boxes Candles Containing 1288 1/4 to thy Address requesting thou will dispose of them to the best Advantage for us not doubting thy Exertion as far as the case may require Thy Friend -- Silvs. & Obed Macy

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Nantucket 12th 3mo 1794 Respectd Friend Elijha Sigourney This may inform that we received thy favour of 19th. 2mo & rest [?] satisfied with thy doings & further may inform that 1/4 of neat proceeds of Brig Folly [?] when becomes due belongs to Elisha Macy as being guardian to B Macy (Deceased) child which thou & he may Acct. [ACCOUNT] accordingly, if Elijha Macy should call on thee for money please do let him have to the ammounts [AMOUNTS] of his call & place the same to us, & if his call should be larger than money due us in they hands & thou supplies him let our remaining interest be acted with so as to make the reasonable satisfactions. Before Capt. Gardner has arriv. [ARRIVED] safe with 40 boxes candles to thy [ADDRESS?] Signd J Obed Macy

Nantucket 6th 4mo 1794 Respectd Friend Elisha Sigourney We received thy favour of 17th 3 mo& have to inform that we received the Ashes [?] & it provesvery good.

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Should be glad thou would notice us newpeeling stout when thou has [???] What we desired in our heart. S O Macy

Nantucket 29, 5 1791 Otemed Friend Elisha Sigourney We received them 21 we no not but the Embargo is of I have therefore shipt to they added 40 boxes candles containing 1264 with Desireses thou may Despire of them to the best advantage for us we have an decompt of William Botch June Given directions to Jose Hussey not to sell candles under 3/ we just mention this for thy inspiration the times is nearly at hand that the payment becomes due for the bBrig Holly. We should be glad to know if occasion calls whether we could without interfering with thy convenienve give a draft for all of Pari. Knowing that bu

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Not doubting thy excertions for our interest as for us the business may require we remain thy friend Silv. J O. Macy the above candles Shipt [SHIPPED] sloop Lydia Mark GMM Thomas Coffin Master

Nantucket 6 mo 6th 1796 Esteemed friend Elisha Sigourney We Remain thine your Capt. G 27th 5 of this thus have respecting the certificate if we may say thou will have an addition of silent friend on the [???] we may before this in calculation for as much cordage as our concern would call for this season _ there is several appears that would gladly have the cargo of small parsel [PARCEL] at payment we think of the easy taking care of it [???] that it will not stick on hand at the [???] let the project be as it may for business our S Mary being a brother passenger with Andrew Sigourney sent a small note given [???] of the candles Capt. Coffin being fearful of our letter not going forward as he went away in hast of [???] in his death but that letter going forward we have no further remarks to make than what that offer with due respect we remain thy [???] friend. Silv. J O Macy

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Nan. 7 mo 1st 1794 Esteemed Friend Wm. Russell In consequence of the talk with Silv. had with thee we have Ship to thy Care 180 [???] of Verdegrease [VERDIGRIS] by Silas Parker I desire thou will grind it put it in preparation to paint the Boat for Sheathing, should be glad thou would make all possible dispatch as we are fearful that part of our business will be behind; for the Ship's pastor[?] Calculated for two are Expected Next week, shoud be glad when done thou would send it by the first opportunity. From thy Friend Silv. J Obed Macy I Should be glad thou would divide in two Equal parts as then can do it much Easier than we can.

Nantucket 7 mo. 29th 1793 Esteemed Friend Elisha Sigourney We received thine of 2mo 7th the size of the Anchor & c. is to our wishes, as to the [???] we rest satisfied (altho high) believing thou was governed by our Interest equal as thy We have given Thomas Turner an order on thee for two hundred pound which we desire thee to honor a place the same to our Acct. as to more money that is due we shall order hereafter if any candles sold that we are not notice of should be glad to be informed in order that we may govern our Business accordingly. We remain with due respect thy Honored Friend S. O. Macy

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