For all of you who are interested in American history, we have just loaded up a letter onto our website written in 1750 from London to Newport Rhode Island, Via New York…. Addressed to Samuel and William Vernon, Merchants. There is a fair amount of information on the internet about this Vernon family, particularly William and their home is now a National Landmark site.
The penmanship of the writer Elias Bland is amazing, and the letter shows what cargoes are being traded at that time.
Here are a couple of Images and a transcription of the complete letter and background can be found on this link http://www.earsathome.com/letters/P...n/bland.html
Regards to all,
Ron and Eunice