|Collection||South Caroliniana Collection: Robert Goodloe Harper|
|Microfilm||Massachusetts Historical Society: Benjamin Lincoln Papers||(no image)|
|Date||May 27, 1785|
|Author Name||Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Philadelphia|
|Recipient Name||Benjamin Lincoln (primary) Location: Hingham, Massachusetts|
|Summary||Timothy Pickering sends to Benjamin Lincoln an updated account of the requisitions made for Lincoln's mill. Discussed current low prices, believed harvest would alter prices.|
|Document Format||Autograph Letter Signed|
|Document Notes||[not available]|
|Content Notes||[not available]|
|Related Persons/Groups||Benjamin Lincoln; Timothy Pickering; John Morton; Mr. Lewis; ;|
|Related Places||Bingham, Massachusetts; Philadelphia; Higham; mill; ;|
|Keywords||rolling screen; riddles; bolting cloths; portage; shipment; cost; accounts; mill; commissions; account; ;|
|Key Phrases||[not available]|
|Transcription [Note: Transcriptions are works in progress and maybe partial. Please help us correct any errors or omissions by signing up for a transcription account.]||Col Pickering
Benjamin Lincoln Esqr
Philadelphia May 27, 1785
I have recd your favour of the 8th inst and in consequence have added to your account 2 1/2 pct. making the whole commissions on the service advanced on your account five percent so your account will now stand thus.
Cost of rolling [undecipherable] & riddles with porterage £23.8.4
Cost of Bolting Cloths & freight £26.1.0
Commissions at 2 1/2 percent 1.4.8
do now added 1.4.8
postage of letters 3.8
I am glad you concluded to ship N. E. [undecipherable] in discharge of the above, in a few days after you wrote; because it will probably arrive when the demand for that article will be increasing. Just now the price is very low - 2/3 to 2/4; but before harvest I trust it will be 2/5.
I conclude there is no mistake in the price of the bolting cloths; for I previously inquired the cost of them of John Morton, who had just purchased same of Mr. Lewis' at
at the same price. I recommended me to him for yours, adding, that he always trusted to Mr. Lewis's judgement in choosing and to prevent the latter's mistaking your intentions, I shewed him your requisition, in your own word. I hope they will be found, on trial, better than your inspection led you to think them.
Turning to my last letter on this subject I find I have repeated what I there wrote you, in respect to the manner of purchasing the bolting cloths. If they should be found defective, be pleased to [advise?] me of it particularly, that Mr. Lewis may be duly informed thereof.
I am yours very sincerely
Benj. Lincoln Esqr.