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Spaulding, Edward
Four letters from merchants to Edward Spaulding, shipping agent, Maztanzas, Cuba
Havana, New York, & Newport: 1821-25. All 4to (approx. 10" x 8", all bifoliate, docketed, and with previous folds; condition overall is very good to fine, but the last with a torn piece from the top of the letter barely nicking a few letters in the docket. Four commercial letters addressed to Edward Spaulding concerning shipments, sailing vessels, and account payments. Spaulding, a Rhode Island merchant and shipping agent spent much of his time in Bristol, New York, and the port of Matanzas in Cuba. He worked on behalf of New England merchants and ship owners and managed cargo shipments of coffee, sugar, cigars, and molasses. In the letters the names of James De Wolf and Jacob Babbitt are mentioned, two of the titans of Rhode Island trade in the first decades of the 19th century. There is also a discussion of the ship, the General Jackson, which was owned by James D'Wolf from 1815 to 1821. 1. Chauviteau & Hernandez. One-page autograph letter signed "Hernandez & Chauviteau," with a copy of Spaulding's one-page response on the verso. Havana, 13 June, 1821. The letter discusses the account of John Latting and a payment to him of $402 "corresponding to Mess. Jacob Babbit & Co. of $2613 paid by Dr. Joachim de Cardenas on account of his debts on sales made to him of the Pavo Real and for de la Mar's cargoes, viz. $8350 whole debt" [followed by a rigorous accounting]. In Spauldings reply he notes having received $402 from Latting "being the amt. paid by you for acct. of Mess. J. Babbit & Co. at my request. It is with deep regret I have to inform you that our mutual friend Mr. R. D … [Click Below for Full Description]
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