Letter sent via 'Katherine Stewart Forbes' convict ship to Andrew Scott of Edinburgh. MacLAREN CROMBIE, Co.
Letter sent via 'Katherine Stewart Forbes' convict ship to Andrew Scott of Edinburgh.

Letter sent via 'Katherine Stewart Forbes' convict ship to Andrew Scott of Edinburgh.

Sydney: 24 May, 1830.

ALs single sheet of laid paper, 250 x 440 mm., stamped "India Letter Deal"

Over-supply in the colonial market

A colonial mercantile correspondence: Crombie Maclaren & Co write to advise Andrew Scott in Edinburgh of an over supply in the colony due to the previous large profits that induced too many to send speculative shipments. Records indicate Andrew Scott sent a speculative cargo from the West Indies aboard the Hind of sugar, tobacco, coffee, rum and brandy the previous year. The remnants of this shipment are now to be sold by auction in order to close the accounts.

A colonial mercantile correspondence: Crombie Maclaren & Co write to advise Andrew Scott in Edinburgh of an over supply in the colony due to the previous large profits that induced too many to send speculative shipments. Records indicate Andrew Scott sent a speculative cargo from the West Indies aboard the Hind of sugar, tobacco, coffee, rum and brandy the previous year. The remnants of this shipment are now to be sold by auction in order to close the accounts.
This letter was carried back to England aboard the Katherine Stewart Forbes, on her outward voyage she carried 200 male convicts, having left Spithead in October 1829 and arriving in Sydney 18th February 1830.

Price (AUD): $685.00  other currencies     Ref: #4205942

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