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Lot 97515

Hennessy Correspondence & Receipts, Dated 1864-1866 William Pulling & Co.

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This lot contains five pieces of correspondence and receipts sent from Jas Hennessy & Co. to its client William Pulling & Co. These documents date from 1864 to 1866.

One letter from Jas Hennessy & Co. acknowledging receipt of an order for four hogsheads and four quarter casks of 'brown 1860 brandy' which will be shipped aboard the 'Europe'. The letter also notes that the firm has reserved 15 puncheons of the 1863 vintage for William Pulling & Co. This letter is dated 19 February 1864.

One letter from Jas Hennessy & Co. confirming that two hogsheads and four quarter casks of '1860 brown brandy' will be added to a previous order, also to be shipped aboard the 'Europe'. This letter is dated 22 September 1864.

One letter from Jas Hennessy & Co. acknowledging receipt of an order for ten hogsheads and 12 quarter casks, and offering a choice of vessels for shipping, the 'Laura Ann' or the 'Sarah Maria Ann'. This letter is dated 12 January 1865.

One letter from Jas Hennessy & Co. following on from the letter above. This confirms that the order will be shipped on the 'Sarah Maria Ann' and that the Captain has 'made up his mind to take some casks offering for Glos'ter [Gloucester]', with the prices of these additional casks and cases noted. This letter is dated 18 January 1865.

One letter from Jas Hennessy & Co. advising that the 'Speed' will no longer be loading William Pulling & Co.'s order, and that a small French vessel named 'Cornélie' will be her replacement. This letter is dated 8 December 1866.


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