From William & Samuel Craig
New York 29 Novemr 1811
We1 have the honor to inclose a Letter for you, received by a Ship of ours from Belfast; accompanied by a small Box, which We have taken in charge; & will be happy to forward it agreeably to such instructions as you may please to honor Us with.—We have the honor to subscribe ourselves
Wm & Saml Craig
RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esque”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Dec. 1811 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Samuel M. Stephenson to TJ, 10 Oct. 1811.
William Craig (ca. 1775–1826) joined his uncle in business as Henry Sadler & Company in 1794. After Sadler’s death, Craig went into business with his younger brother Samuel Craig (ca. 1780–1830) under the name of William & Samuel Craig. The firm survived until Samuel Craig’s death (New York Daily Advertiser, 13 Sept. 1794; New-York Commercial Advertiser, 6 Aug. 1805; Longworth’s New York Directory description begins Longworth’s American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory. New York, 1796–1842 (title varies; cited by year of publication) description ends , 145; , 207; New-York Evening Post, 5 Sept. 1826, 9, 15 July 1830).
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