Thursday, April 24, 2008
Messrs Brown & Benson, Merchants, Providence 1786
Hewes & Anthony, Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 1786 - Two page handwritten merchant letter, postally sent to Messrs Brown & Benson, Merchants, Providence [Rhode Island]. The content pertains to the purchase of salt, and Menhadin [? ] which for lack of demand were put up in barrels and now "appear to have lost their pickle." Also mentions goods shipped to Providence on the Delaware in "a fine wind." The top of the third page lists the goods -- 12 Boxes Glass, flour, etc.