1828. Original manuscript. One page, quarto, 12 lines written legibly in ink. In part: "...Annexed you have a Bill of 40 Barrels No. 1 Beef, ship'd by the Sloop Jasper, Isaac Scudder, Master, amount $345 to your debit on six months...." Signed, Joseph Bradlee & Co. Docketed and postal stamp on verso. Very Good. Item #041447
[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)].