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ITEM — Box: 26, Folder: 21 Identifier: Mss:766 1694-1960 File

Accounts, bills, captain's orders, 1701-1794 Digital

Scope and Contents

Contains papers related to foreign trade, dated 1701-1794, including captain’s orders from Stephen Sewall (1702-1760) of Salem, Massachusetts, to shipmaster William Pickering, for a voyage to Great Britain, Europe, and Barbados, to sell Sewall’s cargo and acquire sweet oil and salt; bill from London seed merchant Jacob Wrench & Son to John Rogers of Boston for a shipment of split peas; and an account of sales of coffee imported to New York from Hispaniola by Henry Seton. There are also invoices for cargo including pork and butter that from Oliver Fitch, master of the sloop Swallow, sold for Norwich, Connecticut, merchants Andrew and Joseph Perkins during a voyage to the West Indies in 1793, and an oath regarding the Swallow's capture and condemnation by a British Vice Admiralty Court in 1794.


  • 1701-1794

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.25 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

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