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Letter from A. Castaing, Louisbourg

Written presumably to John Easson; refers to an unnamed schooner "Sold by the Indians before the Governor or I could have time to get her"; also requests [although trade is prohibited] that a vessel be loaded and sent to Louisbourg with ten or twelve horses, boards, moose skins, hand barrows, shovels, etc. "because the Kings works are to be Set on mmediately."  19 May 1754.  2 pages : 30 x 49 cm.   Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/27

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          Louisbourg, May 19, 1754

I have had the honour of Answering yr letter dated the first of April last fall, in which I advised you that there was [noe] recovering the Schooner for She was Sold by the Indians before the Governour or I could have time to get her I have received yr letter dated ye 22d of Jan’y last in which ye wanted my Advice About the Schooner if I had known ye Mind that Time I cou’d have bought her for what the Indians Sold her, She is Still in this Place I have tryed for a Vessel to freight [vr] way To Send Some wine, rum, Molasses, etc.: According to ye Articles but could not get one because it is a prohibited trade but I advise yue To Send A Vessel immediately with ten or twelve horses, with boards, Moose Skins & all other Sorts that happen in yr way, Some hand barrows, Shovels, because the Kings works are to be Set on Immediately, As for fish I would not Advise to Send Any, Oates are Sold here at a Livre & half per bushel on Acct. of the great quantity we have from New England, wine, Rum, Molasses & Brandy are very plenty, & if yue intend to follow that Trade with Me I shall want An other voyage of horses Soon after, The Return of which I will send yu in Any of the fore Mentioned Commodities, if in Case horses

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