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Bayard, Stephen (fl. 1725-1731) to Robert Livingston re: loss of slaves during voyage

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01740 Author/Creator: Bayard, Stephen (fl. 1725-1731) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 November 1725 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 31.3 x 19.2 cm

Summary of Content: Bayard reports that 30 enlsaved people died on a voyage to the colony due to a shortage of food. He also mentions that Moses Levy is awaiting payment of Livingston's account. Docketed on address leaf.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Honoured Sir

Since your Departure is arrived here from Amsterdam Robert Linnerd [in Wel] ship Onckell Phillips is Concerned, & Gerrittsen from Geney with 60 negroes 30 dyed in the passage, they ...ware trough tho fatigue of a 17 weeks Voyage obliged to Divide their bread 14 Days - before they came in; Each man their having 12 Bisketts for their share & Just so much meath Left as saved than the Day they Came in -; the negro the Govdr Sent from hence is Comback - the sloop fell to Luward of his Cost, it's supposed they will Luse [sic] this Voyage above [£8004-4] the sloop by report now wants New Standing Riggen & a Mass[t]; Once [Kerstede] who loaded about 3 months ago at Esopus for the West India - is Cast a way on the East End of Long Island part of the Cargoe is saved the but the Hulk of the sloop Quite Lost -
last night walking a [Lond] the [warfe] I mett with Moses Levy who I had some Discourse with I askt him if you had paid him; he tould no, buy you had said you would pay Every body before you went out [2] of town - & for that Reason he was sure you would send it by yor sloop in flower or money, on [wel] I tould him their was a Letter at Van Hornes for him, wherein he is sure his money is, the [Toughts] of [wel] pleased him very much; I tould him you would make him as good as his word in being bad pay & that I had tould [struck: him] you abt the Wine he said that was no matter for you had been to see him - When he recd the Letter I doe believe he will be of a nother oppinion. -
Alida joynes with me in our Duty to you & Graney, & wish you a pleasen winter & a [Greadell] of health [wel] are the Daly prayers of
Sr yr [Gean] Son & most humble Servt to [Com] -
N. York Nov 12th
1725
Stephen Bayard
[address leaf]
Robert Livingston Esqr [illegible]
Manner of
Livingston
[docket]
1[8] Novimb 1725
Steph: Bayard [illegible] n: york
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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: JudaismFinanceDeathDiet and nutritionMerchants and TradeCommerceSlaverySlave Trade

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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