Mr Thomas Rotch pr the Jane Butler
Sir London 8 Jany 1796
Since he foregoing we have veen favored with your esteemed letter of the 5 September which were full three months in teaching us, we have duly honored your bill to Booth & Pratt for L400 and placed the [illegible] to your Debit and we now enclose your Account Current for the past year balance of which being L17.3.2 in your favor is placed to your Credit in new account, which we doubt not will be found right when you will please note it in Conformity & advise us. Spermaceti Oil is high, we hope to obtain 80 gsl. Pt ton for the late Consignments.
20 Jan 7
By Captain Taber we have veen favored with your esteemed of the 1 Aug 8 Sept & 29 Novr with the Contents of the two first, you will observe by your Account Current we have complied--by Tabor we have Invo & Bill of loading for 47 Casks of Sperm Oil, we are happy go inform you the Mary is Safe in Our River & we shall do the best possible in the sale of your Inerest, as we are exceedingly pressed for time, allow us to refer to you to your good Brother William for what we have written in this article.
Sir 3d Mar 1796
We are without any of your esteemed Favors since the foregoing, the present is therefore solely to advise you that we disposed of the oil by Taber at L80 pr Ton & that we shall soon forward he Acct sales. We hope this price will be satisfactory to our Friends, had we kept a week longer L75 would have been the price for it is declining fast in Value. enclosed is Copy of your acct currt & we are with great respect, Sir Your most humble Svt, Thos Dickason & Co