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Salem, 7 March, 1758. ALS to Davenport and Co.,...
"Gentm: Yours favours p post I Recd.... the underwriters... decline writing to Antigua on any terms and the premium to Nevis, St Kitts, 'Statia or any of the Virgin Island directly from Portsmouth is 20 p Ct: but then you must give the Master possitive Orders to fall to Leeward of the Port he designs for... by running down the Latitude of Antigua they go right in the way of the French Privateers..." signed "Will: Vans", Original digital object name: bei-m128, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.