Friday, March 8, 2013

CJ (#17) Sweet Scented

The letters of Willima Fitzhugh (FI-1) continue .  On March 30, 1684 he writes to a "Mr. Jno. Cooper" who appears to be one of his agents of trade.  It reads: [Only the part discussing Cadwallader Jones is copied.]

".... I have p Capt. Norrington shipped six hhrd Tobo 3 No. 1, 2, 3, are Oronoks of my own crop, 3 more No 4, 5, 6 are sweet scented, and of Colld Jones his crop, I hope they will yield a good price, their freight  being very low, the heighth is not to exceed  f 5, 5,p  Tunnal charges clear, perhaps lower, if any freighter on board has lower, then I am to have at that rate....."

This correspondence would seem to indicate that our Cadwallader (JO-1) managed to grow a crop of "sweet scented" tobacco during the year 1683.  It could be part of the tobacco that he was payed for his service during the Indian Wars, but it states "his crop".  Certainly during this time,  tobacco was the major merchandise to be shipped to England.  William Fizhugh (FI-1) seems to have a continual relationship with our Cadwallader. (JO-1).

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