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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Jul 2, 19
Edited on:Jul 8, 19
 
Postmark: Jun 26, 1778
Origin: Lisbon, Connecticut, UNITED STATES
Destination: Norwich, Connecticut, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

[1778, Lisbon, CT to Norwich regarding Rum Shipments] letter dated Lisbon, June 26th 1778 from Capt. Asa Waterman, Assistant Commissary of Purchases (for the Army) to Dudley & Samuel Woodbridge, Merchants at Norwich, very interesting contents that mentions, "I have sent you pr Elijah Dyar and Jos. Farnum five casks Rum" and itemizes the numbered casks (one notes as "5 1/2 inches out) and with payment instructions for the two carriers, image of letter here, age stains

The contents of this letter may be related to a newspaper report of a recently captured rum shipment. A 17 June 1778 Connecticut Journal notice dated from New London, CT on 12 June 1778 reported: "Last Sabbath, a schooner taken near Block Island by two Whaleboats from the Connecticut River as sent in. She was from Jamaica, laden with Sugar and Coffee, and its' said belongs to Mr. Lopez, late of Newport; the Schooner four days before her Arrival parted with a large Jamaica Fleet, bound to England, under Convoy of a 40 and a 20 Gun Ship."

Owner's ID: 0910
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes