1828. Original manuscript. One page, quarto, integral address leaf. 18 lines written legibly in ink. In part: "... Your favor with Eight Casks Oil is received, only two of which were invoiced....dft. for $1000 at 90 days from Jan'y 25 has been presented & accepted, the balance of $1400, you are at liberty to draw...." Signed, Gilman & Ripley. "P.S. Would you like to take an interest in a packet to Phil'a to run regularly?...." Signed, G&R. Docketed and Norwich postal stamp on verso. Very Good. Item #041448
[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)].