Sara E. Lewis
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

October 10, 1745 - Hamilton, Philpot, Booth

THE Ship York, Capt. Hamilton, now lying in York River, opposite to York Town, being charter’d by Messrs. Philpot, and Comp. Merchants in London, and by Charter-party is to be only 90 Days in the County, is ready to take in Tobacco. I therefore beg (in Behalf of the said Mr. Philpot and Comp.) that the Friends of those Gentlemen, who are willing to put their Tobacco on board the said Ship, would be pleas’d to give her what Dispatch they possibly can; and if any Person will ship on board her, and doth not chuse to consign to the Owners, they may have Liberty of Consignment. She is a fine large Ship, and every Way qualified, both as to Men and Guns, to carry her Cargoe fine. I shall attend to most of the neighbouring Courts, that my Business will admit of, where I shall be glad to receive such Orders for Tobacco as I may meet with; but in case I should not be at such Courts as Gentlemen may expect, if they will be pleas’d to send their Orders to Mordecai Booth, in York Town, or to the Captain, on board the said Ship, they will oblige, Their most humble Servant,

John Booth.