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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1771 May 15
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1771 May 15
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 15 May 1771, sent from Logan Gilmour and Company, merchants in Norfolk, Virginia, to Newton and Gordon, wine merchants in the Madeira Islands concerning shipments exchanged on credit between Newton and Gordon and Logan Gilmour and Company. Logan Gilmour and Company note in the letter that they have sold all of one cargo shipment of wine and will attempt to sell the other shipments in the approaching warm months. They also state that they have enclosed an invoice and bill of lading for a shipment of beeswax that will arrive along with the letter via the Sloop Sally
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Logan Gilmour and Company was one of numerous merchants in Virginia that traded with Newton and Gordon during this period. Newton and Gordon and Company, later known as Cossart Gordon & Co., was established in 1745 and is the oldest company in the Madeira wine trade. The company was founded by two Scotsmen, Francis Newton and William Gordon who fled Scotland following the failure of the Stuart cause which they supported. In 1808 William Cossart, an Irishman descended from a distinguished Huguenot family, joined the firm which later became known by its present name. Newton and Gordon traded assiduously with the American colonies where the company acquired an unequalled reputation as suppliers of fine Madeiras. The colonies in North America were at the time the largest and most discerning market, so much so that the best production was widely known as "American Madeira". Madeira played such an important part in American life that it was used to toast the Declaration of Independence.
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Vi
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Letter
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4
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History Store
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000502134
Type of unit
p.

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