Folder 75 Silvanus and Obed Macy: Letter book 1

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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 3rd. 3 mo [MONTH] 1797

Estemed Friend J. Jenkins

The Above Goods Goes Consind to the Desireing thou will Remember if Any of the Above Goods is stord by the in New York Let it be to the Care of J Hicks - as Price Gardners Property it shipt on for Phil. [PHILIDELPHIA] to be stord Let it be to the care of John Welch as Peleg Mitchels Property Unless it suits Best to Make use of thy own Name in Regard to Some Purchase in that Case Act thy Pleasure Silv. [SILVANUS] J O Macy

NB Candles in Phil. [PHILIDELPHIA]

Last Act. [ACCOUNT] 4/6 Currency

15 Cash oyl [OIL] shipt [SHIPPED] on Bord Sloop Dolphin

852 Gal. [GALLONS] & 30 Boxes Candles 807.3 the Goods Alluded to as Above for N York

Nant. 17th. 3mo [MONTH] 1797

Respected Friend

John Nye Jr of Sandwich

However Strange any Riteing [WRITING] to the act [ACCOUNT] this time may Appear I am Constraind thereto from a Report of R R Leaving hear with some of his Friends that is in a way Insinuating that he R R Venterd Manatter & Finally shall Receive the Benefit of Sd. [SAID] Venter Altho thou Received his Voyage of [ME?] Now the Case Stands (with me They (without a Different Explanation from the) that is to say thou shipt [SHIPPED] the Boy to Go with [FRIDRICK?] with Prince Gardner & myself & we went Down & informed the Capt. [CAPTAIN] together with thyself & Indian sometime after wher R R was in Goal thou met me by Prince Gardner & informd the hardship Rice Labourd under in Goal & then informed that Altho thou had Left orders with us for oy [WORD CROSSED OUT] Rice to supplyd [SUPPLIED] the Boy with Cloths it was on thy Act. [ACCOUNT] which you had settled & that whe the ship Arrivd Desird [DESIRED] I would Take Charge of the Voyage for the as the Boy was Intirely [ENTIRELY] Clear of Rice

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& that I had to Remember it when the Ship Arrived I told the I should Indevour [ENDEAVOUR] to Attend to it, when the ship Arriv'd [ARRIVED] Rice paid for the boy's Voyage Declaring the Venter was his & that thou & he had agreed thereto but before the Voyage was Ready to be D_ a Man Appeared in thy Behalf & told Several of the owners that thou Expected Sd. [SAID] Voyage, for the Indian & Venter of Sd. [SAID] Indian on Sd. [SAID] Voyage was thine [CLEUR?] of Rice. And that thou had settled with Rice for the Supply * the Indian had in your Act. [ACCOUNT] you had Together Some months Before. I then took the Matter in Consideration & Told Rice I could Not D_. him the Voyage & informed him as Above said he Rice Said the Voyage was his & he would have it & thou would always Declare it & further he could have an order from the to me for the same I told him when that was Product. I would Pay him the Voyage he then said he was Bound of & would Bring thy order but when Returnd he Productt [PRODUCT] no order & sd. [SAID] thou would be on in a few Days but in the meanwhile was Verry [VERY] Pressing for to have the Voyage I put him of with telling him that however the Voyage Belongd to them I would wish to Pay thy Letter of 6th 8 mo. [MONTH] 1796 Same to hand I was [ASENT?] but when Come Home I observd the Contents which Agreed With former Information that the Indian was thy Indented servant & that thou Expected me to Pay the Voyage to thy order I accondingly informd Rice with using words that I don't care to Repeat at this time when thou came here & Demanded the Boys Voyage, & informaed [INFORMED] the what had Paft [PAST?] with Rice & well Remember thou Desird [DESIRED] I would go with the to Rice & be satisfyd that he would Never make any Demand for thou New that he would Never make that he Rice would have nothing to say Tending that way as he had no Demand for the Voyage Neighther would he Intimate any such thing to they face as he had no more to do with the Voyage than an

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[THER?] stranger for his support to the Boy was Long Before Settled by the[E] & of it I was any ways Uneasy thou could & would Bring any Writing from Rice to the Same Purpose I Told the as Not being any Interested of mine would with an order from Rice which would cut the Matter Short & Clear me from any Dispute that may Arise thou then Desird [DESIRED] me to go with them & see for myself that what thou Urg'd [URGED] was the Truth I Told the I was Satisfyd [SATISFIED] & Believed such owner of Ship was, then when thou Brot [BROUGHT] the order from Rice the still Desird [DESIRED] me to Go with the & Talk with him if I wasnt intirely [ENTIRELY] Satisfyd [SATISFIED] I Reply'd [REPLIED] I was fully Satisfyed [SATISFIED] the had said & Done anough [ENOUGH?] (and on my Part I am still Satisfyd [SATISFIED]) but after the was gone it was Told that he had made a Proft the Voyage was his & Paid to his order I then for the first Time was Sorry that I Requested an order from Price to Pay the what Aparently was thy Due without it Now 1 Day Before he Left here he Requested to see my Book so as to Get of what the Boy's Voyage Amounted to as his Voyage Belong to him & thow would never Dispute it & had Prior to this Insinuated the same to the Belife [BELIEF] of some of his friends. Notwithstanding what we as owners Could say -- Now in Justice to thyself I Desire thou would Send me a True Statement of the Case from Under thy hand so that I may Proclaim in thy Favour what I think (without some Mistake) is justly Due.

From they Friend & well wisher

Sil [SILVANUS] Macy

sint By [LIBNI?] Gardner

17. 3. mo [MONTH] 1797

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Nantucket 20-3-1797

Respected Friend [???] We should be glad if thou would get Insurance made for us on the ship Joanna and the ship Warren in a way thou may think safe & Place the charge [???] to Prince Gardner [???] & inform us when done. $2000 on the ship Joanna - Two thousand Dollars $2300 on the ship Warren - Two thousand three Hundred Dollars The ship Joanna is on her 2nd voyage since she was built a ship of 277 tons & fitted out for the Pacific Ocean on a Whaling Voyage. Philip Fosdick Master saild on or about 26th [11?] 1796. 6 Days after she saild she met with a gale & stove her [???] & lost her [???] but Did not Receive to much Damage as to Accation (Occasion?) their Return on the 19th 12 (mo) 1796. She was

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m mo flaild from here an or about √6.9 with instructions if he that fit to llop at Madoria From thense to France if Marshal's way Dull to Proceed for the Boy of Pongal hermangs consishing as for Juvenie edgreableto the heeloge Me how hadmo Adviee from her semester of therefore Comelinde it, Bright for the want of oppertunity from Maderin or the apt Comelin ded Not to Llop as his instructions to was Dyinelaury we want the Insurers to take upon themself, all Kinds of rose with liberty for her to Llop at Madorea Also to Of France so to any Port or Ports in they Bay of Pongal or any other Port that he may think Best for a Voyage. the ship Warren in Cald soy Ions for further Information is neede should be glad than would ypply to Jonathan Jonlring or Anthony Banker Born thy Friend Canga Puton Bord thy's to o May 3H3 cash oyl 2Y167 Gal S10780.56 so Tony Bar from - - - - B100 84h Born sperm Candly Boogolg 328 of sap 24649/-14400 - - - -2812.50 H70 Fony to Contavin sope Handler - 390 Cash Sent - - - - 4000 PS - the Insurance to be Maile 31492.25 on the Vossel glang Vessel Valued as 7000 Bullthong the Warren was Blong out for Canton in China the Holton of the Voyage was J France fit Best to Proceed to the Bay of Pongal & no Farther From Macy

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