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    • Newton, Thomas Jr.
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I have Just time to inform you I have paid Mr Hill one hundred and ninety five pounds, and one hundred & ten dollars in the whole two hundd & twenty eight pounds. I am sorry that I cou’d get no more but am in hopes the whole sales will be paid at the next meeting. I have not been home since I received yours for examining the seconds but will follow your direction’s and make the most of them...
Agreeable to my promise I now beg leave to inform you that I am of opinion flour will answer at this market; that is, it will sell for 16/8 & the freight. The two hundred barrells received whilst I was in Williamsburg is sold for that price & make no doubt that I cou’d dispose of as much more for the same. the bread still sticks on hand, tho. I am in hopes it will go off in a short time....
I Received your favor of 3d instant, I also have received the herrings 60 Bars. of which I have sold at 15/ & am in hopes of getting clear of the remainder at the same price payable next October. the ship stuff is still on hand tho. I hope to get ten shillings for it soon. I will endeavor to get a vessell to bring up the sand tho. I am afraid I shall not procure it to be done under 5d. or 6d....
I Received yours & am extreemly sorry for the disapointment at the meeting in October. I was not wanting in my endeavors to collect the whole that was due to you, but such was the scarcity of Cash that it cou’d not be got & beleive in generall the worst payments that ever were known was made at that meeting. I will use my utmost endeavors to get your money by the meeting of the Assembly, tho....
Superfine flour. from 15/6 to 16/8 & the Cask 1/8 Common Do 15/ Do  Do Biscuit Stuff  9/ to 10/ Do  Do Herrings 12/6—15/  few at market Indian Corn 11/6—12/6 ⅌ Barrell Sir Above is the prices current here at this time, if you incline to ship any thing this way I will endeavor to get the highest price going at the time I receive them. you must note that if we sell for ready money dollars pass...
I Received yours covering an invoice for 60 Barrels f[l]our which is sold at 16/8 & freight payable at the Octbr meeting next. at present there is a prospect of flour’s being in demand & believe you may venture to send one or two hundred barrels unless you can sell at nearly the same price as above at Alexandria for our market is but uncertain at best, as one week there is a demand & the next...
I Received your favors of the 5th & 10th of this month, shall take care to follow your directions in shipping the midlings & hope you’l have a good sale of them. the vessel will sail in fifteen or sixteen days from this she has been detaind longer that I expected owing to some necessary repairs. I shall be glad to know if you’d choose to have these midlings insured & whether it shoud be done...
I am very sorry to inform you that we have very slow sale for flour at this time, owing to the large quantity’s from every part of the country, together with a report of the best superfine selling with you at 14/ ⅌ Ct. I have not sold as yet above sixty barrels of your best kind & not one of the inferior sort, but do not doubt of disposing the whole of it payable at the July & October...
I received yours of 14th will take care that your Letter to Mr M Mikin shall be forwarded by a vessell that will sail in a few days. I now send you the prices of the flour herrings & ship stuf sold for which I hope you’l approve off. the first quantity is not all sold yet tho. there is but few barrels left. I am realy at a loss what I shall do with the midlings as the Bakers will not touch...