Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1778.) Joseph Woodbridge. Letter discussing the perils of shipping along the heavily patrolled Connecticut coast. Autograph Letter Signed to his brothers Dudley and Samuel Woodbridge. One page, 7 1/2 x 6 inches, plus integral address leaf with docketing (no postal markings); minor wear at folds; address leaf worn with separations at folds. Groton, CT, 9 February 1778

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Joseph Woodbridge (1750-1809) was writing to his brothers in Norwich, CT, who dealt in rum, sugar, flour and other staples. Discussing another merchant, he writes that "Eliot has on board him a heavy load, 12 hogsheads of your sugar and rum. . . and as he has been wanting to come some time . . . & as the enemy keep a very sharp look out, and as you have formerly talk'd of insuring, would advise you to get the same immediately done, as young beginners ought not (as I have heretofore mentioned) to expose too much of their interest at this perilous time, to the dangers that attend transportation by water."