MS 121. Literal transcription – misspellings are left intact, xxx denotes illegible word, italicized items are my own comments for clarification. Please note that in some instances, the letter “s” may have been replaced with the letter “f,” as was the custom at that time – TG.
Mr. George Mitchell
Letter June 13
I have sold a Load of Shingles to Mr. Abraim Hirsch to arrive here about three weeks hence at Pounds symbol 4.17.6 and another to Jo’s Milnor of this place at same Price to arrive here as soon as pofsible- I gave Mr. Bell Directions not to sell his unshaved Shingles for lefs than Pounds symbol 4.15 p but Milnor tells me he has offered them at Pounds symbol 4.10.p wh I cannot give Credit to as my Instructions were positive-
I have written to Elizabeth Town & Brunswick to know whether John Blanchard at the firmen & Nelson & Co at the latters have rec’d any Shingles lately from us- Please to write me how the Maskets are at N York Eliz’h Town, Brunswick & Philad’a- I have written to Alexandria & Baltimore-
You must avail yourself of the best Markets, but I think xxx should be sent to Philad’a till those in Bell’s Hands are all sold.
Your hble Serv’t
Signed: Lamb’t Cadwalader
Trenton 31 May 1785
Mrs. Dagworthy has very little Money in Hand