1828. Original manuscript. One page, quarto, integral address leaf. 13 lines written legibly in ink. In part: "... Your favor of the 8th was duly rec'd. & in reply would observe that Crude Sperm Oil we think might be bought for 65 Cts. per Gall'n in about two weeks from this time. Jn A Perker has lately bo't some for Judd at 67c. The Owners of the last Ship's Cargo are settling for their crews shares at 65c as it respects the Hoops & Oars sent you shall be duly investigated...." Signed, Seth Russell & Sons. Docketed and New Bedford postal stamp on verso. Very Good. Item #041449
[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)].