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Title Letter [manuscript]: New York, [N.Y.], to [John Baynton and George Morgan, Philadelphia, Pa.], 1765 Mar. 19
Author Wharton, Samuel (1732-1800)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: March 19, 1765, letter to partners John Baynton and George Morgan, regarding the firm’s losses and strategies to employ in gaining approval from General Thomas Gage to engage in the Indian trade in the west. Wharton discusses his intention to press the matter with Sir William Johnson and the need for George Croghan "to get our goods up" and have them in readiness. He also outlines a plan for obtaining the favor of Col. Henry Bouquet who commanded British forces in the upper Ohio Valley.
Names Baynton, John (1726-1773); Morgan, George (1743-1810); Croghan, George (d.1782); Bouquet, Henry (1719-1765); Johnson, Sir, William (1715-1774); Gage, Thomas (1721-1787); Baynton, Wharton, and Morgan
Places Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, United States
Keywords commerce, business, trade, goods, fur trade, colonialism, British Colonialism
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Wharton was a Philadelphia merchant and land speculator. From 1763 he was a partner in the firm of Baynton, Wharton and Morgan, which engaged in trade with the Indians west of Alleghany Mountains. During Pontiac’s uprising in 1763 the firm suffered a £40,000 loss when the Indians destroyed their supply of trade goods.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 975
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue