Account of Requisitions Made for Lincoln's Mill

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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
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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; ;
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Col Pickering
1785
Benjamin Lincoln Esqr
Hingham
Massachusetts
Philadelphia May 27, 1785
Dear Sir,
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
[subtotal] £49.9.4
Commissions at 2 1/2 percent 1.4.8
do now added 1.4.8
[subtotal] 2.9.4
[subtotal] £51.18.8
postage of letters 3.8
[Total] £52.2.4
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
Tim Pickering
Benj. Lincoln Esqr.