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 Sugar always sells better to Windward than to Leeward, should be glad You would sell mine as You go down the Coast—the barrells may be easily come at between Decks.
The Medford historian (Brooks) said (on p. 436) The genhe merchant owner, and, we doubt not, by his clerk, who was an adventurer in a small way—twelve pounds worth of sugar.
This is not a children's story (or song) but a young man's business adventure.
We have no means of telling of its result.
Clerk Minot was an expert penman, somewhat liberal in use of flourishes and in the merchant's employ for several years for the great end of getting money, as emphasized by his use of capitals in his letter to Captain Gwin.
The merchant had several vess