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1765-05-15

Gardner, Benjamin to Nicholas Brown & Co.; May 15, 1765
Letter from Benjamin Gardner, a Newport merchant, to Nicholas Brown and Company, May 15, 1765. Gardner relayed information from Captain Gardner - probably his brother Caleb, a slave ship captain - who had encountered Esek Hopkins and the Sally on the African coast the previous December. According to these reports, Hopkins was on the Gambia River with "All well on bord."