A Woman of Business2021-05-28T15:09:38-04:00

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A Woman of Business

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Mary Alexander to James Stevinson (Albany)

“Mary Alexander to James Stevinson (Albany),” September 17, 1757. New-York Historical Society Library.

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New York September 17, 1757

Sir,
Yours of the 9th instant I have, wherein you desire me to send you your account that you intended to order the payment of it.
I have your letter from September 9th. You asked me to send you an account of what you owe so you can pay me.
I now enclose it the amount being £43.10.6½, which desire you’ll credit me as in part payment of the debt for which the mortgage was to stand as Security. I should be glad to know what balance will be still remaining thereon, as I intend wholly to discharge it ere Long. You owe me £43, 10 shillings, and 6½ pence. Instead of paying me, please subtract this amount from the money I owe you. Then, please let me know how much more I owe, because I plan to pay you the rest soon.
I have not any milled stockings by me now, but am in expectation of a having a quantity in a short time, provided the weaver does not disappoint me, when the lowest price I shall be enabled to sell them at, will be 66/ Pr. Please to inform me whether they will answer at that rate, and whether I shall then send you the quantity you mention ____ I am
Sir
Your most Humble Servant
Mary Alexander

James Stevinson Esquire
I do not have any of the stockings you asked for, but I will soon if my weaver keeps her promise. I can sell them to you for no less than 66/pair. Please let me know if that price works for you. If it does, I will send you the pairs you asked for when they arrive.

“Mary Alexander to James Stevinson (Albany),” September 17, 1757. New-York Historical Society Library.

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