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Promissory note, Alexey Doucett, in favour of Dyson & Easson

For 6 shillings, signed by his mark and witnessed by Daniel Long.

Date: 18 August 1755

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/44


Promissory note, Charles Champaign, in favour of Dyson & Easson

For £2-16, signed by his mark and witnessed by Daniel Long.

Date: 18 August 1755

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/45


Account, William Cowley with Joseph Winniett

Charges include corn, sugar, wood, etc. and a credit for bills drawn on Mr. Bogdani. Winniett was another merchant operating in Annapolis Royal.

Date: 15 September 1755

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/46


Copy of letter, Dyson & Easson to Mr. Hallowell

Asking for information about the sloop Dove which is feared lost after four days at anchor off Green Point. Dyson and Easson are concered about insurance on the vessel, for which Hallowell was responsible.

Date: 15 February 1756

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/47

Transcript available


Power of Attorney, Susannah Cowley, Annapolis Royal, to Mr. Lane, London

Widow and executrix for the estate of late William Cowley, Engineer, appointing Lane to collect from Thomas Dixon of Minorca and any other account due her late husband.

Date: April 1756

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/48


Letter, Thomas Lane, London

Regarding company's change in name; and about acting for Mrs. Cowley's interests in London and Minorca. Letter is unsigned and incomplete.

Date: 26 May 1756

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/49

Transcript available


Letter, Thomas Lane, London, to John Easson

Regarding Easson's accounts and Ordnance business, and informing Easson that he [Lane] is now in partnership with Benjamin Booth.

Date: 26 May 1756

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/14

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Letter, W. Bogdani, London, to John Easson

Concerning leave of absence for Easson, which he had requested be deferred, since he [Easson] "did not think it prudent to leave Annapolis at present there having been such an Aleration in Publick affairs since [his] leave was greanted."

Date: 21 August 1756

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/15

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Letter, Nathaniel Peirce, Portsmouth to John Easson

Requesting that Easson pay £43-18-10 owing to his dead brother's estate.

Date: 16 August 1756

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/50


Promisory note, Philip Bertaux, in favour of Dyson & Easson

For £2-10.

Date: 17 November 1756

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/51


Letter, Lane & Booth, London, to John Easson

Business and personal matters.

Date: 17 May 1757

Reference: Easson-Hoyt Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2166 H/16

Transcript available


Promisory note, James Montgomery, Annapolis Royal, in favour of John Easson

The sum of £18, being an advance on the purchase of two hundred weight of "Bread for the use of our Company on Board the Scouner [schooner] Endeavour."

Date: 18 July 1757

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 B/31


Letter, Benjamin Hallowell, Boston, to Dyson & Easson

A lengthy letter regarding recent business dealings and items disputed by Dyson and Easson, including the sale of beaver pelts, the sloop Dove, damaged goods, etc. Very instructive regarding colonial trade, commerce and mercantile relationships.

Date: 9 November 1757

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/52

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Receipt, John Watts, to Dyson & Easson

Acknowledging receipt of "my full demand for all work that I have done for them."

Date: 20 April 1759

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/54


Letter, John Easson to Peter Alair

Asking Alair to settle his account or else Easson will give it to Mr. Chandler for settlement.

Date: 29 September 1759

Reference: Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 A/55


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