nteresting collection of papers written in the years just preceding the Revolution, one of which suggests the caption of this article, and is here reproduced:—
Invoice of 2 barrls Loaf Sugar shipped by Francis Minot on his own account & resque on board the Brig Neptune Peter Gwin master bound for Affrica & goes consign'd said Gwin for Sales & return viz—
FMNo1 cont'g 14 Loaves wt 139 lb
274 1/2 @ £ 6/6 Old Tenor is£ 1117.10
2 barrls for Do2. 2
Boston 23d Septr 1765. Captt Peter Gwin
I have ship'd the above Sugar with leave from Mr. Fitch & beg You'l dispose of it to my best advantage on Your arrival on the coast of Affrica & if it's sufficiant purchase me a Boy Slave.
If you go to the West Indies please to lay out the neat proceeds in good Produce which leave to Your Iudgment what may best answer the great end of Getting money.
I wish You Health & Prosperity being sincerely
Your Friend & H'ble Servt Fras Minot
P. S. As Loaf