A Sweet story of oldThe Historical Society is now in possession of a highly interesting 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—The Medford historian (Brooks) said (on p. 436) ‘The gentlemen of Medford have always disclaimed any participation in the slave trade,’ and, evidently doubtful of the same, makes a half-page quotation from a letter of instruction to a slaver's captain on January 14, 1759. That identical letter is the first of the twenty-two above mentioned and which cover a period of ten years. Steel pens, copying presses and typewriters were no part of
1767 FMNo 1 cont'g 14 Loaves wt 139 lb 2 14Do —135 274 1/2 @ £ 6/6 Old Tenor is £ 1117.10 2 barrls for Do 2. 2 — 12.