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Nicholas Brown & Co. to Mason, Benjamin; November 24, 1765
Letter, dated November 24, 1765, from Nicholas Brown and Company to Benjamin Mason, merchant in Newport, discussing various business arrangements. Near the end of the letter, the Browns refer to the "Disagreeable Nuse from Capt. E. Hopkins," who had reported from the West Indies with news of the Sally's disastrous return voyage. The letter also refers to a legal judgment that the Browns had recently received "against our Philad[elphia] underwriters for the original sum with Int[erest] and very large Costs." It is unclear whether this refers to insurance payments on the Sally or some other venture.