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Letter, Joshua Peirce, Portsmouth, to John Easson

Regarding mill stones to be shipped from Portsmouth to Boston by Captain George Janvering [Janverin], care of John West, for shipment to Annapolis; and bill for £172-14-0.  9 October 1749.  2 pages : 30 x 49 cm.   Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/5

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          Portsh [Portsmouth], Oct. 9th, 1749
Mr. John Eason
          My not having any
          opportunity Directly from this Place
          to Annapolis I think it is Best to Send your
          mill Stones etc to Boston in order to
          be Sent to you —— accordingly I have ship
          -ped them on Board Captn Janvering for
          To Bee Sent to you at the First Opportunity
          [torn] – you have as Below. I have not
          [torn] – from teboge but hope I shall have
          [torn] – [ay] you pd for Very Soon. As I did not
          [torn] – to Chebucto Could not take the Oxen
          Nor the Sheep. You know how much
          You paid for the hay which pleese to Ded
          -duct out of the Acct. underneath and for a
          Barrell of Turnip and one Do of Onions if you
          Send them Let them go to Boston to be Delivered
          Mr. John West to be Sent to Mee and the Ballance
          As Soon as you Conveniently Cann.
          Which is the Need full From your Humb[le]
          Serv[ant] Josh Peirce
          Mr. John Easson   Dr to Josh Peirce
          to John Willy for [ - ] Mill Stones           £60-10-0
          to John Ayers Sundry Iron Work             89-2-0
          to pd Charges Bringing Down the River             6-10-0
          2 Mill Files             2-0-0
          pd. Geo. Janvering Frt. [freight] to Boston                 5-0-0
          to Commison at 6 Per Cent                 9-12-0

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