ice 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 Iudgml 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 vessels in the African trade, and for the last twelve (or more) years of his life was a property owner and resident in Medford, p