New York: 1828. Original manuscript. One page, quarto, integral address leaf, in sepia ink. In part: "I did not rec yours by the Steam Boat till after she had left nor in time to see W. at the Exchange....I do not think he will take the 10,000$ tho I think it is a great price and now that she is north I will sound him....I have not seen M Williams but should not be surprised if he should buy the Ceres....Let me know the price __ paid for the Try Pots in New Bedford...find these with the Copper & Nails on board the Prudence. Will write you by Monday, Boat or Mail...[signed] Henry Cort." Very Good. Item #041299
[N&WW Billings Company "was established in 1823 and ceased operations in 1851. During this period the company managed at least twelve whaling vessels which, by the end of business, had made it one of the most successful whaling agencies in New London....In addition, the company operated a soap and candle making business that used oil and spermaceti, etc. taken by their whale ships" (from Mystic Seaport records)].