Item #1557 Baltimore Shipping Agency Deals with the Loss of a Partner at Sea, 1794. Baltimore, David Stewart, Sons.
Baltimore Shipping Agency Deals with the Loss of a Partner at Sea, 1794
Baltimore Shipping Agency Deals with the Loss of a Partner at Sea, 1794
Baltimore Shipping Agency Deals with the Loss of a Partner at Sea, 1794
Baltimore Shipping Agency Deals with the Loss of a Partner at Sea, 1794
Baltimore Mercantile Firm Loses Partner at Sea, 1794

Baltimore Shipping Agency Deals with the Loss of a Partner at Sea, 1794

Baltimore: David Stewart & Sons, 1794. Single sheet. Approximately 7.5" x 9". Printed on both sides. Fine condition with old fold creases, slight browning toward edges, a few shallow edge chips.

A glimpse at the transition of a Baltimore mercantile house at the end of the 18th century. The partnership of Stewart & Plunket is hereby announced to have expired on April 30, 1794 and become the firm of David Stewart & Sons.

Mr. Stewart had not heard anything from his erstwhile partner, Mr. David Plunket, since his departure for the West Indies in October, 1793. Here Stewart is advising the partnership's clients that he now presumes Mr. Plunket "lost to his friends forever," and is forming a new firm with his sons as a consequence of the loss of Mr. Plunket.

This Circular Letter is printed on one side of the sheet, dated Baltimore, 30th April, 1794, and signed by David Stewart as the surviving partner of Stewart & Plunket.

The other side of the sheet has the announcement of the formation of the new firm of David Stewart & Sons, with assurances of continuity and satisfaction in handling existing client matters, and is signed by Stewart and two sons: David Conyngham Stewart and John Stewart. All three have signed as the firm name, "David Stewart & Sons." This announcement is dated Baltimore, May 1st, 1794.

Printed in a cursive typeface on laid paper watermarked "J. Honig."


Item #1557

Price: $275

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