John Smith Jr. and William Downes letter to William Pennock


John Smith Jr. and William Downes letter to William Pennock



John Smith Jr. and William Downes, Antiqua, letter to William Pennock, circa 1790.Smith and Downes write concerning the dipsosal William Downes's balance from the sale of the cargo of the Brig Comet and their demands on each other's property.


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Antiqua February 18th. 17[90?]

Mr. William Pennock


In the settlement of our Accounts we have
made the following Arrangements to which you will be
pleased to Conform, John Smith Junr, requests you
will please hold at the disposal of William Downes
78 part of the Ballance due by you to the Owners
of the Brig Comet to be Applyed by him as he shall
direct, and further by this writing resigns every [illegible]
he has on William Downes property in your hands
in Consequence of the said William Downess power of Atty.
under which he acted in the year 1783 - and William
Downes directs you will immediately withdraw the attac
=hment laid by him on the property of John Smith Junr. in
your hands, being convinced since his Arrival in this Island
of his Error in laying the same - and allso request you
will hold to the Orders of the said John Smith Junr. of the
proceeds of the Tobacco you may recive from Mr. William
Mallory & one half of the Money you may receve from
Mr. Jessee Brown for his Note of hand you have in your
hands - we beg you to tak as Confirmation of the
Above subscribing our selves -

Sir your very Obed Servts
Wm. Downes - Mr Smith [torn, illegible]

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Smith, John, Jr. and Downes, William, “John Smith Jr. and William Downes letter to William Pennock,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed November 28, 2022,