tr 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 Sth G. R. beneath, are suggestive of the Stamp Act.
The peculiar product of Medford formed the principal part of the cargo and was the medium of exchange on the African coast.
The voyages were usually triangular, the second lap being to the West Indies or southern ports, then homeward with the results in southern produce or cash, and with the few unsold slaves.
The vessel's return was watched for with much concern by the merchant owner, and, we doubt not, by his clerk, who was an adventurer
vessels in the coasting trade and with the West Indies which they continued after the revolution. sailed:—
DefianceParsonsTo and from West Indies
EssexWillcomeTo and from West Indies
Frie from West Indies
HalifaxStilesTo and from West Indies
PollyBarstowTo and from Holland
DauphinSmptuneFrazierFor West Indies
JohnStantonFor West Indies
SallyPaineFor West Indies
FriendshipManchesterFor West Indies
Also the sloops Gloriosa, Mercury, Boston, Speedre largely rum and salt codfish, but to the West Indies they could carry salt beef and pork, vegeta the counterpart of a famous mansion in the West Indies, and the grounds and gardens were a reprodurom the cutting off of their trade with the West Indies and Great Britain, through the operation oftrade between the United States and the British West Indies must be carried on in British-built vesrum and salt fish to the southern states or West Indies and carry a cargo of cotton, tobacco and su[6 more...]