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Guide to the Isaac Hicks Papers
1791-1820
 MS 297


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jennifer Gargiulo

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 12, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1791-1806. 18 Linear Feet

Arrangement Note

Correspondence in this series is organized by year, and then alphabetically by surname of the correspondent. Exceptions to this are specifically noted in the folder list. While the correspondence is organized by year into folders, it is important to note that the correspondence is not always chronological within the folders themselves. It is unknown how the correspondence was originally arranged by Hicks, as it was subsequently re-foldered.

Scope and Contents Note

This series contains correspondence between Isaac Hicks; Alsop & Hicks; or Hicks & Doughty and their clients. Main topics include payment for goods provided, payment of debt to Alsop & Hicks, and requests for third parties to be paid; as well as requests for goods. Interspersed throughout this series are a number of loose invoices or records of debts and credits.

Recurring correspondents include, but are not limited to, Thomas Jenkins & Sons; Gardner & Swain; Daniel Paddock; and multiple individuals with the surname "Coffin". Some of the correspondence are to these individuals as clients, and other as captains of the many ships that Hicks used to transport the goods that he sold.

The series includes correspondence predominantly from the east coast of the United States, especially Hudson, New York; Newport, Rhode Island; Savannah, Georgia; New Bedford, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Nantucket, Massachusetts. There is also correspondence from Europe and the Carribbean, especially London, England; Liverpool, England; Derry, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Cork, Ireland; the West Indies, and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

While most of the correspondence relates to business matters such as the shipping of goods, prices for goods, and the sale of goods, among other things, other topics are also included in the correspondence. However, there is also correspondence about social, political, and economic issues. These include how European wars impact the global market, changing political ideologies in Great Britain and Ireland, piracy, and the changing global economy.

Interspersed throughout the series are letters in French, Spanish, and Dutch. While some are mentioned, most are not.

Correspondent names and ship names are noted when they appear three times or more within a folder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Summary of Letters

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains notes and statistics regarding the correspondence in this collection. It includes such details as the number of Quaker vs. non-Quaker correspondants, the geographical makeup of the correspondents, and lists of correspondents, dates, and topics. It is unknown who created this file, when it was created, or how accurate the statistics are.

Undated
Box: - Letters: 1791-1793
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Letters: J-Z

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes frequent correspondence from Thomas Jenkins & Sons, and Daniel Paddock, as well as many other individuals from areas such as Hudson, New York; Savannah, Georgia; and Newport, Rhode Island. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods, payment of debt, and the procurement of insurance policies. Caleb Smith discusses leaving town because he feared imprisonment for owing debts.

1791
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Letters: A-G

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains a significant amount of correspondence with a John Church, as well as a number of other individuals. Most of the correspondence is in regards to the sale of dry goods and other financial matters.

Ships Mentioned:Thomas

1792
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Letters: H-K

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clients, including Thomas Jenkins & Sons, Jonathan Jenkins, John Jauncey, and George Kelly. The correspondence primarily discusses the shipment and sale of dry goods, and the settling of accounts. Some letters include the request to deliver funds to Hicks's old partners, James & Richard Loines, as well as George Kelly informing Hicks that Hicks's goods came too late in the season and so they will be held until the next season instead of being sold upon arrival.

Ships Mentioned:Experiment, Thomas

1792
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Letters: L-W

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clients, including William Lindy, Shadrach Till, and Peter Voorhees. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to normal business matters. Other correspondence includes a letter by Caleb Smith, who appears to be asking Hicks to forgive his debt due to the fact that he can not pay it. He pleads for Hicks to think of his wife and children, and how they would not be able to survive. A letter by Benjamin Stratton, Jr. mentions 'next month's meeting', in regards to the Society of Friends. Another letter was sent to inform Hicks that goods had not been sent because the current market price was too low.

Ships Mentioned:Alex, Eliza,

1792
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Letters: A-W

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clients, including Robert Bulton, William Lamb, Seth Jenkins & Sons, Caleb Smith, and Cornelius Wing. The correspondence primarily discusses the shipment and sale of dry goods, and the settling of accounts.

Multiple letters from Caleb Smith discuss him paying off his debts to Alsop & Hicks. A letter from Benjamin Huntting discusses how the 'indians' that he was going to use to load his ship would not assist him, so he was going to be unable to properly staff his ship. There are also multiple letters and an invoice from Robert Bolton of Savannah, Georgia, mainly regarding the shipping of tobacco and rice.

1793
Box: - Letters: 1794-1796
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Letters: A-B

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clients, including Joseph Anthony, Jonathan Arnold, and Enoch Barnard. The correspondence is primarily in regards to shipping and finances.

Ships Mentioned:Hero

1794
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Letters: C-F

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clients, including Micajah Coffin & Sons, and Samuel Coates. The correspondence is primarily in regards to shipping and finances. One letter asks Hicks for an extension of a due-date, by informing Hicks that due to unforeseen circumstances, the money was not available that month, but will definitely be available by next month. A majority of the other letters are asking Alsop & Hicks to buy or sell goods on behalf of the clients.

1794
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Letters: G-H

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clients, including Gilbert Gardner & Co, Gardner & Swain, Gotton Gelston, E. Goodrich, and HS Howland Jr.. Most correspondence is in regards to normal business dealings-buying and selling goods and paying debts. One letter from Gilbert Gardner & Co. requests that Alsop & Hicks first use the money from the sale of Gardner & Co's goods to settle their debt before sending the remaining proceeds to Gardner. Another letter from John Hutchenson talks about Hutchenson being arrested and subsequently making bail.

Ships Mentioned: Ranger

1794
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Letters: J-L

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clients, including John Jauncey, Jonathan Jenkins, Seth Jenkins & Sons, and Thomas Jenkins & Sons. John Jauncey discusses how he still can not pay his debt but he should be able to soon. Jonathan Jenkins makes up a large portion of the correspondence. One particular letter discusses a petition to congress to repeal a patent letter, and another letter asks Alsop & Hicks to ship a very long list of fabrics. Seth Jenkins & Sons writes to ask about Alsop & Hicks procuring insurance for the ship, Mohawk. Lastly, Thomas Jenkins & Sons writes that they are looking for crewhands, and requests a list of goods be sent, including sugar, beef, pork, and turpentine.

1794
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Letters: M-R

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clilents, including John McLeod, Francis Macy, Daniel Paddock, and Judah Paddock. Most of the letters are in regards to people making payments to Alsop & Hicks.

A letter from John McLeod discusses how Algerines were capturing vessels, causing merchants to have problems selling goods and being nervous to send more. He also discusses a smallpox outbreak. Francis Macy discusses a trade embargo with England, and muses that the French should be able to resolve the issue. A letter from Judah Paddock discusses being stuck in a hurricane.

Ships Mentioned:Melancholy Intelligence,

1794
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Letters: S-Z

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clients, including Valentine Swain, David Tallman, and an unknown correspondent. Most of the letters in this folder are in regards to either lack of payment by Alsop & Hicks or about late payments to Alsop & Hicks. The letter from the unknown correspondent is from Dunkirk and is completely in French. Other letters refer to mistakes in accounts and other financial issues. One letter discusses the "alarming progress of the fever" causing anxiety.

Ships Mentioned: George

1794
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Letters: A-F; No-Name

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clients, including an unnamed correspondent, John Alsop, and A. Coffin. It is at this time that John Alsop began retreating from New York City to Hudson, and is therefore writing to Hicks about how the business is faring, and his life in Hudson. This letter from Alsop appears to be more of a friendly letter than purely business correspondence. The letter from the unknown correspondent brazenly accuses Alsop & Hicks of being careless stating, "I was astonished at hearing that necessary care was not taken by you of the Ship C which Captain Swain left with you…." Other letters discuss an outbreak of smallpox that was moving through New York City, as well as the impact that the war between France and England had on shipping. This is also the first time that mentions of whale oil or spermaceti candles appear.

Ships Mentioned:George

1795
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Letters: H-Z

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks from their clients, including Joseph Hussey. Most correspondence is in regards to normal business matters. A letter from Hussey discusses how the rigging broke on his ship, and he is requesting Alsop and Hicks send whatever they can in order to fix it, as he is trying to avoid condemning the ship.

Ships Mentioned:Hope, John

1795
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Letters: A

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including John Alsop, John Alden, Alstorphius Von Hemirt, and Joseph Anthony. Correspondence is in regards to normal business matters, and there are occasionally hand written duplicates of correspondence, especially from Alstorphius Von Hemirt of Amsterdam.

Ships Mentioned: Industry

1796
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Letters: B

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including Abe Barker and Barlow & Gorham. Correspondence is in regard to regular business matters.

1796
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Letters: C-Coates

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including John and Isaac Carroll, John Chapman, and Joseph Chase. Most correspondence is in regards to regular business matters. The correspondence from John and Isaac Carroll predominantly relate to their ship, Eliza, and her cargo. They also discussed the repairs that their ship desperately needed on her hull. John Chapman wrote a letter to Alsop & Hicks begging them to let him out of debtors prison because his children were sick and his wife could not survive without him.

Ships Mentioned:Eliza,

1796
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Letters: Coffin

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from multiple individuals with the surname Coffin. In this folder is a letter in Dutch from an unknown correspondent. A letter from Alias Coffin discusses how British privateers are taking American sailors and ships in violation of current treaties. Most other correspondence is in regards to the sale of whale oil.

1796
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Letters: Constable-Cunningham

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including M. Constable, Joseph Cook Jr., and Daniel Crommelin & Sons. While most of the correspondence is in regards to business as usual, M. Constable writes to Hicks stating that 20 days was not enough time to load, unload, and ship the materials that Hicks requested to ship. Constable then informs Hicks that 40 days would be required.

Ships Mentioned:Commerce,

1796
Box: - Letters: 1796 D-P
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Letters: D-E

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including John H. Dayton, John Delano, and Killey Eldridge. Most of the correspondence is in regards to normal business matters.

1796
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Letters: F

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including George Folger and Edward Forbes. The correspondence is in regards to regular business matters. In one letter Edward Forbes discusses how he has been waiting for the Revolution to come all week, but it has not yet arrived.

Ships Mentioned:Polly, Juno

1796
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Letters: G-Heath

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including Gardner & Swain, Harvey Hickley, J. Harvey, and Thomas Hazard. Most correspondence is in regards to regular business matters, though Hickley did write a letter to "Charles Doughty & Sons" rather than "Alsop & Hicks".

Ships Mentioned:Sally, Pearl

1796
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Letters: Hi-Huttleston

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including Isaac Howland, James Howland, George Hussey, and Joseph Hudson. Howland discusses a misunderstanding between Captain Grinnell and other individuals. Howland describes how Grinnell is demanding 90 pound sterling to travel to London, but others claim that it was understood in his contract that he could be sent to any port in Europe. James Howland asks Hicks to give money to an associate as payment for anchorage. George Hussey expains to Hicks that his sister died, and therefore his order would be delayed. The remainder of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned:Columbia

1796
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Letters: J-L

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including Gilbert & Jenkins, John Jenkins, Marshall Jenkins, R. Jenkins, and Thomas Jenkins. Correspondence is in regards to regular business matters, with extensive correspondence from John Jenkins.

Ships Mentioned:Unity, Hazard

1796
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Letters: M

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including Frances Macy and George McConnell. Correspondence is predominantly in regards to regular business matters, and primarily talks about the shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned:Defiance,

1796
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Letters: N, P (except Pennock)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including extensive correspondence with individuals with the surname Paddock, especially Daniel Paddock. Correspondence is predominantly in regards to bills and shipping.

1796
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Letters: Pennock

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from George Pennock. While primarily regarding regular business matters, this correspondence covers topics such as dates of payment, chartering vessels, the fluctuating price of coffee, and costs of goods.

1796
Box: - Letters: 1796 R-Z
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Letters: R

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including Jacob Randolph; Rhodes & Briggs; Rathbone, Benson & Co.; and Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. Correspondence between Rhodes & Briggs is predominantly from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The correspondence between Rathbone, Benson, & Co. somewhat chronicles the beginning of the working relationship between Rathbone and Hicks, starting with Rathbone introducing himself to Hicks and continuing on to topics regarding shipping and finances.

1796
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Letters: R; Rotch & Sons, William; Ruketson & Sons, Daniel

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including William Rotch & Sons, and Daniel Ruketson & Sons, of New Bedford, MA. This correspondence is predominantly about regular business matters and discusses finances and the shipment of goods.

1796
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Letters: S-Z

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Alsop & Hicks, Hicks & Doughty, and Hicks from their clients, including David Starbuck, Francis Turner, and Caspar Voght. The correspondence is predominantly in regards to finances and goods shipped. Included in this folder is a log of debits and credits for Philip Sansom and the ship Ann, captained by Joseph Cartwright. Caspar Voght, of Hamburg, Germany, is particularly interested in the changing price of rice.

Ships Mentioned:Pearl

1796
Box: - Letters: 1797 A-F
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Letters: Cropper & Benson

Scope and Contents Note

Contrary to the rest of the organization of this series, this folder includes correspondence with the British merchant house of Cropper & Benson over a number of years. It primarily covers the creation and dissolving of different economic partnerships.

1797-1799
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Letters: A

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Alden, Howard Allen, and Alstorphius Von Hemirt. It is unknown why Von Hemirt is filed with A surnames. The correspondence with John Alden is primarily concerned with the procurement and shipping of dry goods such as flour, pork, and beef. Howard Allen discusses in one letter how he was prevented from entering port at Amsterdam, and had to find an alternative route to deliver his goods. In one letter from Von Hemirt, he discusses peace negotiations between England and France, and how that would have an effect on trade.

Ships Mentioned: Commerce

1797
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Letters: B-Blow

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Frances Barker, James Barker, and Tim Bellnap. The correspondence is mostly in regards to regular business matters, and includes discussions of shipments of goods such as molasses, tobacco, and cotton fabrics.

Ships Mentioned:Wymouth, Brilliant

1797
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Letters: Boltch-Butler

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including a large number of letters to Hicks from Robert & John Bolton regarding shipments of cotton from Georgia. There is also a large amount of correspondence with individuals with the surname Bunker. While most correspondence talks about the price and shipping of goods, some speculate about changing prices based on the political climate in France and England. There is also a significant amount of correspondence with James Burrill, Jr. regarding the start of a court case in the Circuit Court against a Mr. Russell. It appears this case is in regards to non-payment of a bill.

Ships Mentioned:Elizabeth, Belona, Polly

1797
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Letters: C (Except Coffin)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John & Isaac Carroll, Joseph Chase, Amy and John Childs, and Daniel Crommelin & Sons. Most of the correspondence is in regards to normal business endeavors. Amy Child also wrote a letter requesting Hicks to inform her if her husband has yet arrived in New York and has contacted him.

Ships Mentioned:Eliza, Eagle, George

1797
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Letters: Coffin

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from multiple individuals with the surname Coffin. This includes Thadeus Coffin, Mark Coffin, Shubel Coffin, and more. The contents of this folder are all in regards to shipping, mostly whale oil, spermaceti candles, and cotton.

Ships Mentioned:Constitution, Hope

1797
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Letters: D

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including J. Davis, John Delano, Thomas Delano, and Thomas Dickason & Co. The correspondence is comprised of letters regarding normal business matters.

Ships Mentioned:John, Ann

1797
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Letters: E

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Killey Elridge and Solomon Ellings. This correspondence predominantly relates to regular business matters, focusing on the buying and selling of goods-mostly whale oil and spermaceti candles.

Ships Mentioned:Thorn, Sally

1797
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Letters: F (Except Forbes)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Fish & Maxfeld; Samuel & Meers Fishers, and George Folger. Most of the correspondence is in regards to normal business matters. Correspondence from Philip & Anthony Felichey discuss how the French military had been garrisned in Leghorn (Liviorno, Italy), how a treaty has been signed in Bologna, Italy, and the army has been removed-which give Philip & Anthony hope for increased trade with the region. There is a large amount of correspondence with Samuel & Meers Fishers, mostly regarding shipping. There is one letter that states that they are going out of the country with their families and children because there is a "sickness" (probably yellow fever) going through Philadelphia. There is also a letter from George Folger, a cashier, revoking Hicks's power of attorney, that had been given to him after a robbery of the bank that employed Folger.

Ships Mentioned:Franklin, Nancy

1797
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Letters: Forbes, Edward

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Edward Forbes of Dublin, Ireland. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the shipment of goods from Ireland to the US and the sale of American goods, especially flaxseed, in Ireland. The correspondence also includes an announcement of the defeat of the Spanish fleet, with Forbes discussing the size of the armadas, the number of ships captured, and how the Spanish admiral in chief was killed. He discusses how trade is exceedingly dull in Dublin, and how individuals are buying in small portions rather than in bulk. Forbes also asks Hicks to please find Mr. Patrick Wall or a family member and serve them with a subpoena regarding debts owned in Drogheda, Ireland. Lastly, Forbes discusses waiting for the Germans and French to make peace with England, and how that would influence trade in the region. There are multiple duplicate letters and copies in this folder.

Ships mentioned: Thomas, Revolution, Polly, Benjamin, Nancy

1797
Box: - Letters: 1797 G-M
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Letters: G

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, predominantly regarding the settling of debts and the delivery of goods.

1797
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Letters: H (Except for Hussey)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients including B. Hammond, Harvey & Leaky, T. Hazard, Isaac Howland & Sons, Joseph Howland, and Benjamin Hunting. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to settling accounts and the shipment of goods. One letter by Joseph Howland discusses Howland's fear of a possible war between France and Spain.

Ships Mentioned: Franklin, Minerva, Polly, Peggy

1797
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Letters: Hussey

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence with individuals with the surname Hussey including George Hussey, Joseph Hussey, Lydia Hussey, and William Hussey. The correspondence primarily regards shipments of goods.

Ships mentioned: Suffolk, Minerva, Elizabeth

1797
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Letters: J

Scope and Contents Note

This letter includes correspondence between Isaac Hicks and clients including Jonathan Jenkins of Nantucket, Massachusetts. His correspondence is in regards to the shipping and sale of whale oil and whale products.

Ships mentioned: Liberty, Minerva

1797
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Letters: Jenkins

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surname of Jenkins including Marshal Jenkins & Sons, Elisha Jenkins, Robert Jenkins, and Thomas Jenkins & Sons. A majority of the letters are in relation to payment of bills or shipment of goods-especially whale oil, spermaceti candles, seal skins, and salt. A letter from Thomas Jenkins & Sons discusses the dissolving of Thomas Jenkins & sons, and how a new firm has been founded under the same name with the partners Thomas Jenkins, Frederick Jenkins, and Thomas Jenkins, Jr. It also discusses how Elisha and Gilbert Jenkins have found a new partnership under the name Elisha Jenkins & Co.

Ships mentioned: Revolution, Polly, American Hero

1797
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Letters: K-L

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients. A letter from J. Keefe says that both he and Hicks are claiming the same chest as their property. Keefe's claim is corroborated by Harvey & Lecky. A letter from The Bank of the United States discusses the arrangement for receiving dividends and remitting them to London. Correspondence from Seth Lothrop discusses a Mr. Lovel and how "he is considered a very bad character by his relatives, whom as well as strangers, he has swindled." A majority of the correspondence is in regards to payment of debt and the shipment of goods such as tobacco, cotton, indigo, and linen.

Ships mentioned: Pearl, Nancy, George

1797
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Letters: M

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients including George McConnell, William Mackay, Jr., Charles Minifie & Co., Jethro Mitchell & Sons, and John Morris. A letter from John McLeod discusses the "failure" of L. Mulford and how this failure has caused issues for McLeod. William Mackay, Jr. writes about his anxiety over the same issue. John Manuery asks Hicks to not consider another party's claim for damages because "the woman was nothing but a passenger." There is also a letter from an R. Moores sent from Honduras, which is not a regular location with which Hicks had correspondence. The letter was mostly in regards to Moores's voyage and other business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance, Hiram

1797
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Letters: Macy

Scope and Contents Note

 Ann  Joanna  Warren  Ann, Joanna, Warren
1797
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Letters: Morgan & Douglass

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Morgan & Douglass of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their correspondence is primarily in regards to the payment of debts, however there is also correspondence from Morgan & Douglass introducing themselves to Hicks, and some minimal correspondence regarding the shipment of goods upon the ship Mary.

Ships Mentioned: Mary

1797
Box: - Letters: 1797 N-Z
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Letters: N-P

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients including Captain Judah Paddock and Stephen Paddock, from whom there is extensive correspondence. Included is a receipt of payment to Paddock from a Richard Denny, as well as correspondence from St. Petersburg, Russia. Also included, attached to a letter from September 11, 1797, is a page of modern notes regarding the correspondence from Paddock. Most of the correspondence is in regards to the purchasing and selling of goods, and the procurement of insurance. Paddock also writes about the extreme difficulty he is having buying and selling goods in Savannah, Georgia saying "you might as well try to sell goods on a desolate island as here at present."

Ships Mentioned: Oswego, Betsey

1797
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Letters: Pennock, George

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence from George Pennock of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Isaac Hicks. A majority of the letters are in regards to regular business matters such as shipping and receiving goods.

Ships Mentioned: Mary, Rose (?)

1797
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Letters: R

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Daniel Ruketson & Sons, Samuel Rodman. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters, including payment for and shipping of goods. Samuel Rodman writes about an act of Congress changing the days when the circuit court meets, he goes on to discuss a court case he appears to be involved with.

Ships Mentioned: Franklin

1797
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from the firm Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan of Liverpool, England. In one letter they discuss the failure in Paris, France for peace and how they hope that peace can come soon. In another they discuss their anxiety over the reappearance of yellow fever in Philadelphia. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale of goods in both Europe and the United States.

Included in this folder is a note "Do Not Film." It is unknown who wrote this note or the conditions under which it was put in the collection. It has subsequently been left in situ.

Ships Mentioned: Minerva, Franklin, Catherine, Pearl

1797
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Letters: Rotch

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients with the surname Rotch including Thomas Rotch, William Rotch & Sons. Most of the correspondence is in regard to the sale of whale products.

Ships Mentioned: Prudence, Lydia, Eliza, Susan

1797
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Letters: S

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients including Philip Sansom, Charles Sheldon, Pardon Sheldon, Isaac Shearman, Allan Shepherd, and Thomas Swain. A letter from Philip Sansom discussed his happiness that the sloop Ann had been liberated after being captured by the Spaniards. In this letter he also discusses how many US Ships had been condemned by the Spanish after being captured by their privateers. Many other letters from Sansom are in regards to the  Ann and how Sansom had not heard word of her, and one relating to her possible condemnation. A letter from Charles Sheldon is addressed from Paramarabo (Paramaribo), Surinam (Suriname) regarding consigning Hicks a 'few' bales of cotton. Many other letters in this folder are in regards to the sale and receipt of goods such as cotton and brandy.

Ships Mentioned: Ann, Eliza, Foy, Mohawk, John, Polly, Thomas, Liberty

1797
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Letters: T-Z

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Elkanah Tallman, Stephen Waterman, Benjamin Wheeler, and Samuel Wiswalk. Tallman discusses the weather on a voyage to Greenock, including a long period of gale winds. Caspar Voght discusses how the peace on mainland Europe has put a damper on the markets in the Hamburg area. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to current pricing of goods such as tobacco, coffee, and sugar, as well as the purchase and sale of such goods.

Ships Mentioned: Commerce, Ohio, Jennet, Swallow, Franklin

1797
Box: - Letters: 1798 A-G
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Letters: A

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients including John Alden and Howard Allen. A majority of the correspondence is by Allen, and is predominantly in regards to regular business matters such as sale of goods. A letter from Lydia Allen asks Hicks to not collect on her husband's account if he had sent no orders on it, because she had not heard from him in months.

Ships Mentioned: Howard, Juno

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Letters: B (Except Bolton, Robert & John)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Belfourt & Co, Jacob Barker, Robert Bines, Blackiston & Richardson, Richard Blaco, Seth Braley, and Solomon Bunker. A letter from Jacob Barker asks for extensions on payments due, due to the fact that there was an outbreak of "sickness" (most likely yellow fever) in his area. Much of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Minerva, Worrin, Hope

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence from Robert and John Bolton to Isaac Hicks. A majority of the correspondence has to do with the sale and shipment of goods, particularly to Russia, and payment for goods and services.

Ships Mentioned: Diana, Apollo, Polly, Elizabeth, Rachel

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Letters: C (Except Coffin)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including David Callaghan, Edward Carrey, Jr., Carpenter & Harvey, Joseph Chase, and Samuel Coates. Joseph Chase writes to Hicks requesting insurance on his ship in case of capture or condemnation, as he has already insured it against other normal dangers. Samuel Coates congratulates Hicks on the good health of his family after an outbreak of yellow fever.

Ships Mentioned: Prudence, Warren, Eliza, Perseverance, Nancy

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Letters: Coffin

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surname Coffin, including Aaron Coffin, Elihu Coffin, Mark Coffin, Micajah Coffin & Sons, Obed Coffin, and William Coffin. Included in this folder is a document of indenture, stating that Elihu Coffin was becoming an apprentice to Adolphus Smith to learn how to be a cooper. Along with this document of indenture is a letter from Adolphus Smith asking Hicks to send Coffin back to him. A letter from Micajah Coffin & Sons discusses the dropping price of whale oil. Obed Coffin discusses the sale of multiple ships, including the Rachel and  Polly to new owners

Ships Mentioned: Ocean, Favourite, Fortitude, Galliot Aborigional, Rachel, Polly, Ruby, Cleopatra, Commerce, Juno

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Letters: D (Except for De Bauque)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients including John Delano, Richard Delano, Thomas Delano, Silas Downing, Daniel Drinker, and Henry Drinker. Included is a letter of protest from South Carolina documenting the loss of the ships Ann and  Susan. This letter discussed the routes the ships took as well as weather patterns during the voyage that caused damage to the ships. The rest of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Rebecca, Commerce, Ann, Susan

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Letters: De Bauque

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence from the Brothers DeBauque to Isaac Hicks. Included is a list of debits and credits between Epaphras Jones and the Brothers De Bauque. There is also an "Articles of Agreement" document between Jones and De Bauque, and a French Language document. There are also multiple accounts of sales. Much of the correspondence is in regard to opening trade between the United States and France, as well as the goods, such as cotton, that were shipped between the two countries.

Ships Mentioned: Thomas, Suffolk

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Letters: E

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Killey Eldredge. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the voyages and cargo of the ship Minerva.

Ships Mentioned: Minerva

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Letters: F (Except for Fisher & Forbes)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including P. Fish, Fish & Mayfield, Mary Foster, John Fry & Co., and Thomas & Joshua Fisher. Included in one of P. Fish's correspondence is a letter stating that Captain Mayhew called Isaac Hicks a "worthless shuffling good for nothing fellow". The letter from Fish praises Hicks for writing a letter to diffuse the situation, but also informs Hicks that it did not work.

Ships Mentioned: Franklin

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Letters: Fisher

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence from Samuel Fisher to Isaac Hicks. Much of the correspondence is in regard to flaxseed being shipped on the Minerva. The correspondence also discusses goods such as tobacco, coffee, brandy, wine, and staves.

Ships Mentioned: Minerva

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Letters: Forbes

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Edward Forbes. One letter discusses "discoveries of a treasonable nature." Forbes discusses how there was a conspiracy against the British government in Ireland and how "several persons…have been taken into Custody and Lodged in Goal.—in addition…several active country magistrates have been shot in the middle of the day." Other correspondence discusses a rebellion that had broken out in the north of Ireland, but how "the deluded People in the North have seen their Error, they have return'd back to their different occupations & given up their arms." He goes into detail about the government's reaction to this rebellion, how martial law had been implemented, and how the Catholics had attacked Protestant communities throughout the country. He also discusses his dismay that his linens had not taken a higher price, and how the rebellion had stalled the sale of goods in Ireland.

Ships Mentioned: Revolution, Albany, Lydia, Catherine, Mohawk, Nancy, Draper

1798
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Letters: G

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Gardner & Mitchell, Gardner & Swain, Cotton Gelston, and B. Glover. Gardner & Mitchell discuss how their previous firm is closing and that Paul Gardner and Moses Mitchell are forming a new company. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods—mostly sperm oil and spermaceti candles. There is also a large amount of correspondence regarding Hicks procuring insurance for multiple ships.

Ships Mentioned: Joseph Harvey, Providence, Favorite, Olive Branch, Abisha (?), Perseverance, Warren, Lydia

1798
Box: - Letters: 1798 H-R
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Letters: H (Except Hazard; Hussey)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients including B. Hammond, Harvey & Lecky, Humphrey Hathaway, James Holmes, James Hosier, James Howland, John Howland, Henry Huttleston, and Isaac Howland & Sons. The correspondence is in regard to the shipping and sale of goods, predominantly wine, rice, flaxseed, tobacco, and cotton.

Ships Mentioned: Polly, Swan, Pearl, Minerva, Franklin

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Letters: Hazard

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Thomas Hazard. The correspondence is primarily in regards to the sale and shipment of goods including spermaceti candles, sperm oil, peas, pork, and tobacco.

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Letters: Hussey

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surname Hussey including Benjamin Hussey, George Hussey, J Hussey, and Isaiah Hussey. The correspondence is predominantly regarding the sale and shipment of goods and other regular business matters. Benjamin Hussey discusses the results of a gale that the ship Suffolk was caught in. George Hussey discusses the pleasantries of his passage to London, England. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Suffolk, Salem

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Letters: I

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Thomas Irvine. Included is a debit and credits sheet for Thomas Irvine and the ship Janus, as well as a list of sales off of the ship  Janus on account of Allan Shepherd and disbursements in Greenock.

Ships Mentioned: Janus

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Letters: J (Except Jenkens, Jonathan)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Elisha Jenkins, Gilbert Jenkins, Robert Jenkins, and Thomas Jenkins & Sons. The correspondence is primarily in regards to the procurement, sale, and shipping of goods such as oak boards, beef, fur skins, and candles. Elisha Jenkins tells of his desire to have a boat built, he also discusses the scarcity of money and ends a letter with "Viva la republique!" after discussing election results.

Ships Mentioned: John, Albany, Revolution

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Letters: Jenkens, Jonathan

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Jonathan Jenkins of Nantucket, Massachusetts. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods—predominantly whale products. He discusses how his health has greatly improved but also discusses sicknesses moving through Nantucket. Jenkins also mentions debts owed to him and discusses collecting those debts.

Ships Mentioned: Industry

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Letters: K-L

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Mitchel Kean, Abraham Leggett, Samuel P. Lord, Jr., and William Lane. The correspondence is predominantly in regards to regular business matters. There is also correspondence regarding repairs of the sloop George.

Ships Mentioned: Franklin, President, George

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Letters: M (Except Macy; Mitchell)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Manning & Watkins, Obed Marshall, Joseph Maxfield, George McConnell, and Morgan & Douglass. Marshall discusses insurance on the ship Lydia, while most other correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the shipment of wine and linens.

Ships Mentioned: Lydia

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Letters: Macy; Mitchell

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surnames Macy and Mitchell including Robert Macy, Francis Macy, Phebe Macy, Seth Macy, Jethro Mitchell & Sons, and Obed Mitchell. A majority of the correspondence has to do with the sale of goods and payment of debts. There is also correspondence regarding obtaining insurance and another regarding the percentage of commission that Hicks takes from his clients sales.

Ships Mentioned: Leo, Hudson, Olive Branch

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Letters: Pennock, George

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence from George Pennock of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Isaac Hicks. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods, as well as payment for services and other regular business matters including trade with Hamburg, Germany.

Ships Mentioned: Plato

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Letters: N-P (Except Pennock, George)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including George Nicholson, Jonathan Parker Norris, Judah Paddock, James Phillips, and James Piper. The correspondence includes topics such as the sale of fur seal skins, a yellow fever outbreak, and the procurement of insurance, as well as other business related matters.

Ships Mentioned: Columbia

1798
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Letters: R (Except Rathbone, Hughes & Duncan; Rotch)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Wilson Rawson, Daniel Ricketson, Samuel Rodman, and William Robinson. A majority of the letters are in regards to the sale and shipment of goods—predominantly spermaceti candles. A letter from Samuel Rodman discusses the stagnation of sales, including his candles, and how they are hoping to gain more money from the sales.

Ships Mentioned: Franklin

1798
Box: - Letters: 1798 Rathbone-Z
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes & Duncan

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence from the firm Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan to Isaac Hicks. Some correspondence is in regards to insurance policies taken out on ships, others discuss the sale of whale products. Another letter discusses Lord Malmesbury leaving England to negotiate a peace with France. They mention how the ships Suffolk, John, and Sarah were taken by a French privateer ship. Also included is a Price Current from July 1798.

Ships Mentioned: Franklin, Pearl, Henry Eagle, James, Suffolk, Sarah

1798
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Letters: Rotch, William

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence from William Rotch of New Bedford, Massachusetts to Isaac Hicks. They discuss insurance premiums, the sale and shipment of whale products, and the fluctuating prices of goods. Two letters describe the death of Rotch's mother of dropsy and how her death has affected the family.

Ships Mentioned: Commerce, Susan, Minerva

1798
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Letters: S

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Philip Sansom, David Sherman, Isaac Shearman, Allen Shepherd, Gill Slater, Elijah Smith, and David Swift. Philip Sansom discusses the condemnation of the ship Ann and the efforts made to recover her cargo. Elijah Smith asks that in case anything happened to him, the money owed him be sent to his wife. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods, and the purchasing of insurance policies. Also included is a debit and credit list for the ship Janus, and a price list for goods such as coffee, sugar, cotton, rice, tobacco, and indigo.

Ships Mentioned: Ann, Meriam, Polly, Minerva, Eliza, Sally, Thomas, Janus

1798
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Letters T-Z

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Thorntons Smalley Bayley & Co., John Thompson & Co, Elijah Waring, John Welsh, Elisha Wheeler, Cornelius Wing, and Roger Wing. Included is a price list regarding exports to and imports from America. Much of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and distribution of whale products—especially spermaceti candles and whale oil. A letter from Elisha Wheeler discusses the boarding of a boy that Hicks sent to him. Cornelius Wing discusses his purchase of the ship Franklin as well as the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Eliza, Commerce, Franklin, Pearl, President

Box: - Letters: 1799 A-D
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Letters: A

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Albert & Co., John Alden, George Alsop, and George Anderson. The letters from Albert & Co are written in French. John Alden discusses how the winter weather is preventing their ship from moving down the river. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods, as well as the payment of debts.

Ships Mentioned: Franklin, Commars, Swan

1799
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Letters: B-Bi

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including James Baird & Co., Abraham Barker, Jacob Barker, James Barker, Josiah Barker, Ebenezer Barnard, and Wilson Barstow. A letter from James Baird & Co. contains a list of questions regarding products that Hicks sells. Abraham Barker discusses a yellow fever outbreak in New York City. Jacob Barker discusses the difficulty that a man (Robinson) is having purchasing a ship, and in a different letter discusses the purchase of the ship Rose. A majority of the correspondence are in regards to the shipment and sale of goods or the procurement of insurance.

Ships Mentioned: Rose, Prudence, Hector, Eagle, Liberty, Hope

1799
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence from Robert and John Bolton to Isaac Hicks. Robert Bolton complains about faulty plaster of paris and how he needs more sent. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the procurement of insurance, as well as the buying and selling of goods. There is also a large amount of correspondence regarding the payment of debts.

Ships Mentioned: Diana, Rachel

1799
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Letters: BL-BY (Except Bolton)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Blackstone & Richardson, Samuel Blain, Richard Blow, William Brown, Lydia Bunker, and William Bunker. Blackstone & Richardson write about their problems selling corn while Richard Blow writes about the sale of tobacco in Norfolk, VA. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to settling debts.

Ships Mentioned: Lydia, James, Janus, Thomas, Sarah, Virginia, Mercury, Goliah

1799
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Letters: C (Except Coffin)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including David Callaghan, John & Isaac Carrol, Thomas Cartwright, Samuel Cary, Joseph Chase, Thomas Clark, Nathan Cooper, Coulter & Dutton, and Cropper and Benson. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to accounting and payment of bills. There are also letters included that document the creation of the firms of Cropper & Benson, and Daniel Crommelin & Sons.

Ships Mentioned: Warren, Hector, Union, President, Ruba

1799
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Letters: Coffin

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients with the surname Coffin including Alex Coffin, George Coffin, Isaac Coffin, Mark Coffin, Micajah Coffin, Shubael Coffin, and Thaddaeus Coffin. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the procurement of insurance, the sale of goods, and the payment of bills. George Coffin discusses his ship being boarded by French privateers and how he is awaiting a trial.

Ships Mentioned: Washington, Mercury, Lydia, Favourite, Rebecca, Brothers, Fortitude, Hercules

1799
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Letters: D (Except Drinker)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Henry Dean, the Brothers De Bauque, Abisha Delano, John Delano, Thomas Delano, Thomas Dickason & Co., and Benjamin Dillingham. A letter from John Delano asks about the status of the 'sickness' in New York because he wants to ship his goods. Fred Delius discusses the changes in the produce market in Bremen, Germany and how the market is failing, resulting in him not being able to quote fixed prices. The main topics include the payment of bills, and the shipping and receiving of goods such as coffee, tobacco, and cotton.

Ships Mentioned: Suffolk, Lucretia, Warren, Bellona, Mercury, Sarah

1799
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Letters: Drinker, Henry

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Henry Drinker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While one letter discusses yellow fever, a majority of the correspondence is in regard to the payment of debts and other financial matters.

1799
Box: - Letters: 1799 E-H
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Letters: E

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including John Earle and Killey Eldridge. Main topics include purchasing insurance, as well as the purchase and sale of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Commerce, Juno

1799
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Letters: F (Except Fisher, Samuel & Miers, and Forbes)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Fish & Maxfield, Thomas & Joshua Fisher, Thomas Fisher, Jedidiah Fitch, George Folger, Peter Folger, Reuben Folger, Robert Folger, and Charles Richard Forester. A number of letters from Fish & Maxfield are in regards to outfitting the sloop Franklin for a voyage to the West Indies. A majority of the letters are in regards to the shipping and receiving of goods as well as settling debts. One letter by Jedidiah Fitch discusses the shipment of whale oil needed to supply all of the US lighthouses. Another by Robert Folger discusses the building of a ship.

Ships Mentioned: Franklin, Chandler, Hercules, Prudence, Federal George, Dolphin, Hazard

1799
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Letters: Fisher, Samuel & Miers

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Samuel & Miers Fisher of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The correspondence is mainly in regards to the payment of bills and the shipment of goods such as coffee and cotton.

1799
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Letters: Forbes, Edward

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Edward Forbes of Dublin, Ireland. There are multiple copies of multiple letters. One letter discusses the subsiding of a yellow fever outbreak as well as a speech by President John Adams. Forbes also discusses a potential vote to create a union between Great Britain and Ireland and his feelings regarding that vote. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Hercules, Minerva, Joseph

1799
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Letters: G

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Gardner & Mitchell, Gardner & Swain, Albert Gardner, Gideon Gardner, Laban Gardner, Paul Gardner & sons, Prince Gardner, Roland Gelton, and Samuel Garhil. Main topics include the shipping of whale products, the procurement of insurance, and the sale of goods such as copper, cotton, and whale products.

Ships Mentioned: Prudence, Olive Branch, Active, Hector, Perseverance, Lydia

1799
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Letters: H (Except Hazard; Howland; Hussey; Huttlestone)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder incudes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including B. Hammond, Joshua Hammond, Harvey Hecky, and Giles Hosier & Sons. Main topics include the repair of ships, the payment of bills, and the sale of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Agatha, Oxford, Thomas, Maria, Polly, Severn

1799
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Letters: Hazard

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surname Hazard including Rowland Hazard, Hazard & Ayrault, and Thomas Hazard, Jr.. Main topics include the payment of bills, the procurement of insurance, and the sale of goods such as salt, candles and cheese. One letter discusses trade with Cuba, including the trade of salt. Another blames Hicks for a mistake on a draft to Rowland Hazard. A letter from Thomas Hazard, Jr. discusses providing the United States government with oil.

Ships Mentioned: Sarah, William, Commerce, Franklin

1799
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Letters: Howland

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surname Howland, including George Howland, Isaac Howland & Sons, Isaac Howland, Jr., John Howland, Peleg Howland, and Joseph Howland. The correspondence is mainly in regard to the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Franklin, Union, Polly, Hope, Agatha, Lucretia, Bedford

1799
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Letters: Hussey

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surname Hussey, including Hussey & Barnard, Batchelor Hussey, George Hussey, and Isaiah Hussey. Correspondence includes the shipment of goods such as tobacco and cotton, as well as the payment of debts.

Ships Mentioned: Renown, Alliance, Thomas, Suffolk

1799
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Letters: Huttlestone

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Peleg Huttlestone. The correspondence is predominantly in regards to the procurement of insurance for the ship Columbia. Other correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods-especially whale products.

Ships Mentioned: Columbia, President

1799
Box: - Letters: 1799 I-R
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Letters: I-J (Except Jenkins, Jonathan)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including William & Thomas Irvin, Thomas Jenkins & Sons, Robert Jenkins & Co., and E & G Jenkins. Correspondence includes topics such as the procurement of insurance policies, the shipping and receiving of goods, and the payment of bills. A few letters discuss the sale of the ship Mohawk and the surprise at the price that the ship brought.

Ships Mentioned: Janus, Juno, Brutus, Mohawk, Franklin

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Letters: Jenkins, Jonathan

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Jonathan Jenkins of Nantucket, Rhode Island. The correspondence is primarily in regard to the sale of whale products, procurement of insurance, and the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: Juliana, Warren, Betty, Prudence, Hazard

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Letters: K

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Kirk & Lukens. Many of the letters ask for Hicks to inquire about individuals who have possession of goods owned by Mariane Carbo & Co. because they have not paid their debts to Kirk & Lukens. They also ask Hicks for a prices current on sherry wine and other goods.

Ships Mentioned: Fox, Dauphin, William, Eliza, Pickney, Aurora, Canton

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Letters: L

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including, B. Lagrave, Lamb & Younger, C. Langdon, and George Langley. The correspondence is predominantly in regards to the sale and shipment of goods such as sugar, cotton, tobacco, and salt. Other letters discuss regular business matters. Some letters are in French.

Ships Mentioned: Apollo, Nancy, Bellona, Janus

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Letters: M (Except Macy; Mitchell)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including T. McCleave, George McConnell, William Mackay, George Makepeace, James Manning, Matthew Morris, and Ruben Moores. The correspondence is predominantly in relation to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Commune, Hercules, Minerva, Lady Jane, Betsy, Swallow

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Letters: Macy; Mitchell

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients with the surname Macy and Mitchell including Francis Macy, Seth Macy, William Macy, S & O Macy, Benjamin Mitchell, Rich Mitchel, William Mitchell, and Obed Mitchell. Correspondence is predominantly in regards to the sale and shipment of goods

Ships Mentioned: Nancy, Mary, America, Hercules

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Letters: N

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Samuel Newell, John Parker Norris, Thomas Norris, and Samuel Norton. Most correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods and other business matters. Some correspondence discusses the falling tobacco market, and how some clients hope to get a better return by selling to the English markets rather than those in the United States.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance, Mary Ann

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Letters: Paddock; Pennock

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surnames Pennock and Paddock including Judah Paddock, Labum Paddock, and George Pennock. Judah Paddock writes about the markets in St. Petersburg, Russia and Hamburg. He also writes about a storm that nearly sank the ship he was traveling on. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods, and the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: Oswego, Mary

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Letters: P (Except Paddock; Pennock)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including James & Thomas Perkins, B.J. Phillips, Thaddeus Pickens, Levi Pierce (?), Andrew Pinkham, J. Piper, and Thomas Power. Thaddeus Pickens writes multiple letters regarding his journeys, especially between Havana and Jamaica, and New York City. He also discusses his cargo, including cotton, tobacco, dogwood, indigo, sugar, and staves. Levi Pierce writes to Hicks requesting an Italian marble hearth be created and purchased-as long as it was real Italian marble. J. Piper writes many letters regarding the sale and shipment of hemp. Some correspondence is in French.

Ships Mentioned: Commerce, Mary, Jury, Polly, Pelican, President, Julia, George, Diana

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Letters: R (Except Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan; Rodman; Rotch)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Nathaniel Ray, Daniel Ricketson, John Robinson & Sons, and James Rocquette & Sons. Nathaniel Ray discusses what to do with his proceeds should the ship Nancy be sold for salvage. Daniel Ricketson discusses the sale of the ship  Franklin. William Robertson discusses speculation in the American market. James Rocquette & Sons discuss fluctuating prices of a number of goods including cotton and tobacco. He also discusses his hesitancy in sending goods due to an outbreak of a 'sickness.'

Ships Mentioned: Nancy, Franklin

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from the house Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. The correspondence is primarily in regards to the sale and shipment of goods-especially tobacco and cotton.

Ships Mentioned: Pearl, Elizabeth, Perseverance, Cleopatra, Peggy

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Letters: Rodman, Joseph; Rodman, Samuel

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Joseph Rodman of Charleston, South Carolina, and Samuel Rodman of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Joseph Rodman writes predominantly about the shipment of goods-especially rice. Samuel Rodman writes predominantly about the sale and shipment of whale products such as spermaceti candles and sperm oil

Ships Mentioned: Pasha, Sally, Prudence, Diana, Lydia

1799
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Letters: Rotch, William
1799
Box: - Letters: 1799 S-Z
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Letters: S (Except Shearman; Shepherd; Smith, George; Spear; Swain)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder incudes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Shaw, David Sherman, and Elijah Smith. John Shaw asks Hicks to procure insurance for the brig Rachel. David Sherman discusses his voyages, and relations with other captains. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Rachel, Orange, Janus

1799
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Letters: Shearman; Shepherd

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surname Shearman and Shepherd-predominantly Isaac Shearman and Allen Shepherd. One letter asks Hicks to handle all mail and goods sent to John Shearman and forward it to him in Newport. The remainder of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Polly, President, Nancy, Janus

1799
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Letters: Smith, George; Speare; Swain

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients George Smith from Hamburg, Germany; Robert Spear; and individuals with the surname Swain including Barnabas Swain and Isaiah Swain. George Smith predominantly discusses the sale and shipment of goods-especially coffee and sugar. He also discusses the falling prices of goods in Hamburg and laments the lack of circulating funds. Robert Spear expresses his anxiety that his letters had not been received. He also talks extensively about the sale and shipment of cotton. There are multiple duplicate letters from Robert Spear.

Ships Mentioned: Minerva, Mary, Brilliant, Montezuma, Betsey, Union

1799
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Letters: T-V

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Sandford Taber, Elkanah Tallman, Thomas Tennison, Thornton & Power, and Lemuel Tripp. Sandford Taber discusses one of his voyages including where he went and the weather on the voyage. Thornton & Power discusses the varying prices of goods such as tobacco, coffee and sugar. Lemuel Tripp explains an issue he had aboard the ship Franklin, saying that the captain had "abused me shamefully". A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters-especially the sale and shipment of goods, and the payment of debts.

Ships Mentioned: Franklin

1799
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Letters: W-Z

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including George Warrick, Stephen Waterman, John Watkins, Gid Hill Wells, John Welsh, Joseph Whelden, Wilkinson & Borlano, and Cornelius Wing. David Webb discusses how he can no longer go to sea during the winter season because his wife is gravely ill and suggested another individual to go in his place. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods, as well as the payment of debts.

Ships Mentioned: Hope, Elizabeth, Liberty, Suffolk, Perseverance, Franklin

1799
Box: - Letters: 1800 A-D
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Letters: A

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including William Anderson, Gideon Alden, James Andrews, Joseph Anthony & Co., and Anthony & Pleasants. Anderson discusses growing tensions between the United States and Great Britain as war in Europe continues. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and purchase of goods such as tobacco.

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Letters: B (Except Barker; Bolton)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Henry Barnard; Beddermaker & Co.; Thomas Bell; Robert Benson; John Berenberg, Gossler & Co.; and Sam Blain. Wilson Barstow discusses the potential sale of the sloop Eliza. Beddermaker & Co. discuss the increasing sales of coffee. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to the sale of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Oswego, Betsey, Eliza, Albion

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (1)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Curtis, Robert, and John Bolton. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods such as cotton and tobacco, as well as the payment of debts.

Ships Mentioned: Rachel, Concord, Nixon, George, Mercer, Diana, President

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (2)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Robert & John Bolton. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods-especially cotton, the payment of bills, and the procurement of ships for the transportation of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Nixon, Debbie, Recourse, Eliza, Nabby, General Mercer

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Letters: Barker, Jacob

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Jacob Barker. Barker discusses how he was unable to find lodgings after a long voyage. Most of the correspondence is in regard to procuring ships for trade, and the sale of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Venus

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Letters: C (Except Coffin; Cropper & Benson)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including David Callaghan, B. Cartwright, Dennis Cauldfield, Alex & Benjamin Champion, Richard Chad, D. Coleman, and Cope & Brothers. Main topics include the sale of goods such as wheat, ashes, cotton, tobacco, and staves.

Ships Mentioned: General Mercer, Favourite, Eliza

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Letters: Coffin

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surname Coffin, including Abner Coffin, Alex Coffin, Isaac Coffin, and Micajah Coffin. Included is a list of debits and credits and inventories of Alex Coffin. Much of the correspondence is in regards to the payment of bills, but also includes letters regarding the procurement of insurance

Ships Mentioned: General Mercer, Minerva, Lydia, Fortitude

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Letters: Cropper & Benson

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Cropper & Benson. It includes prices current from Liverpool. They discuss the alarming shortage of corn for sale, as well as the importation of other goods such as wheat and flour. They also discuss the decreasing price of cotton and how they do not expect the price to increase in the near future. A majority of the correspondence discusses bills, payment of debts, and invoices.

Ships Mentioned: Warren, Augusta, Canton, Fortitude

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Letters: D (Except Deaves; Delano; Drinker)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Dawson & Watt, the Brothers Debaque, John Deering, Frederick Delius, George Dobson, and Elihu Doty. The Brothers Debaque discuss how they believe they are being defrauded by a Mr. Tones, Frederick Delius discusses mercantilism over the past year, how the river had just thawed, and the prices of coffee.

Ships Mentioned: Rebecca, Juliana

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Letters: Deaves

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Henry Deaves and John Deaves. Main topics include the state of the markets, the shipment of goods, and the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: Washington, Olive Branch, Amita, Susan, Osiris, Adventure

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Letters: Delano

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from John Delano. Main topics include the sale and purchase of goods. The letters also discuss the shipment of goods, though no specific ships are mentioned.

1800
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Letters: Drinker

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Henry Drinker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods, the payment of bills, and the procurement of insurance. Drinker reminds Hicks of a piece of advice stating "thou that had nothing to say would say nothing". He also discusses attending a quarterly meeting of "our boarding school", though he gives no indication regarding the name of the institution.

Ships Mentioned: Brilliant

1800
Box: - Letters: 1800 E-L
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Letters: E-F (Except Fisher; Forbes)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including S. Edmonds, Killey Eldridge, John Elkins, William English, William Field, Captain P. Fish, Thomas & Joshua Fisher, and Robert Folger. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods and the payment of bills. Captain Fish discusses purchasing a ship equally between himself, Allen Shepherd, James Howland, and Cornelius Grinnell. Robert Folger discusses how the ship George was castaway off the coast of England, and how the second mate was lost. Folger also discusses having difficulty with the payout of an insurance claim.

Ships Mentioned: Minerva, Juliana, Commerce, George, Favourite, Hercules

1800
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Letters: Fisher, Samuel & Miers

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Samuel & Miers Fisher of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the payment of bills and the sale and shipment of goods. They discuss how their family has been greatly affected by illness, and how two sons had passed away. They also discuss how multiple individuals are behind on payments due to them, and ask Hicks to take control over obtaining the funds.

1800
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Letters: Forbes, Edward

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Edward Forbes of Dublin, Ireland. Forbes laments how Mr. Clear stated that the staves sent from New York were the worst quality he had ever seen, and the worst of other ships from New York as well. He suggests that Marshall Jenkins & Son should not have switched houses until they paid off their debt. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the shipment of goods and the payment of debts. There are multiple copies of multiple letters included in this folder.

Ships Mentioned: Fortitude, Fame, Eliza, Revolution

1800
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Letters: G

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Albert Gardner, Gideon Gardner, Laban Gardner, Paul Gardner & Sons, Gardner & Mitchell, Samuel Ghaskill, Robert Gill, Benjamin Glover, and Moses Grant. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to the sale and shipment of goods, as well as the procurement of insurance policies. Included is an invoice for ½ of a case of cotton goods sent to Hicks.

Ships Mentioned: Commerce, Laura, Magnet

1800
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Letters: H (Except Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey; Harvey & Lecky; Thomas Hazard; Howland; Hussey)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Robert Hamilton, Daniel Hart, Harvey & Fisher, Frank Harvey, Rowland Hazard, Giles Hosier & Son, Benjamin Huntting, and Peleg Huttlestone. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods such as staves, ashes, and cotton. Benjamin Huntting asks Hicks to find a "Molatto pitted with small pox" who was supposed to board a ship but did not.

Ships Mentioned: Sarah, America

1800
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Letters: Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey; Harvey & Lecky

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey, and Harvey & Lecky. Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey talk a lot about the ship Olive Branch and her voyages and cargo. Harvey & Lecky predominantly discuss payment of bills and other accounting matters. They also ask Hicks to assist an associate of theirs, Thomas Goin, in starting in the chandlery & soap business.

Ships Mentioned: Olive Branch, Oswego, Minerva

1800
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Letters: Hazard, Thomas; Howland; Hussey

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Thomas Hazard and individuals with the surnames Howland and Hussey including Isaac Howland & sons, John Howland, George Hussey. Thomas Hazard discusses the purchase and sale of goods such as candles, oil, coffee, and sugar. He also acknowledges that Hicks is beginning to move away from the commission of whale products back to the commission of dry goods in general. Included is a letter stating how the ship Commerce would need repairs before she could return to the United States. Isaac Howland & Sons discusses with Hicks that because he could not settle his debts with Isaac Roget, they could not settle with others-they later ask Hicks to sue Roget for the debt that he owes.

Ships Mentioned: Sarah, Commerce, Polly, Hope, Sukey, Franklin, Lucretia, Mars, Renwick, Mary

1800
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Letters: J (Except Jenkins, Jonathan)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including James, Gibbon, & English, Elisha & Gilbert Jenkins, Robert Jenkins & Co., Thomas Jenkins & Sons, Ruben Jenne, and E. Jones. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods, procurement of insurance and receiving payments. Also included is an accounting page from the ship Columbia. Ships Mentioned:  Fortitude, General Mercer, Canton

1800
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Letters: Jenkins, Jonathan

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Jonathan Jenkins of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The correspondence is primarily in regards to the sale and shipping of whale products.

Ships Mentioned: Betsey

1800
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Letters: K-L

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Joseph King, James & Thomas Lamb, George Langhy, Paul Lanuise, and Thomas Lorian. Knox & Nay discuss the poor condition of cotton that they received and William Lamb asks for books to be shipped. Most of the correspondence is in regard to the sale and shipment of goods such as tobacco. Samuel Lord expresses how his son will settle his bill next month when he was in town. Other letters are mostly asking Hicks to send goods or informing Hicks that goods had been sent. There are also letters in French from Paul Lanuise.

Ships Mentioned: Nancy, Iris, Polly, Favorite Patsy

1800
Box: - Letters: 1800 M-R
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Letters: M (Except Mark, Jacob; O & A Mitchell; Moores)

Scope and Contents Note

 Adventure, Warren, Olive Branch, Commerce, Sally
1800
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Letters: Mark, Jacob; Mitchell, O. & A.; Moores, Ruben

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Jacob Mark, O & A Mitchell, and Ruben Moores. His correspondence with Jacob Mark is predominantly regarding the sale and shipment of sea island cotton and other goods. He also discusses the payment of bills. O & A Mitchell discusses insurance policies and payments thereof. They also ask Hicks about why his language was negative in a previous letter. Ruben Moores discusses the shipment of wine and other goods as well as the payment of bills. There is also a contract between Moores and Thomas Hazard regarding Hazard taking control of the ship Sarah.

Ships Mentioned: Superior, Daphne, Active, Hercules, Hope, Nancy, Sarah

1800
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Letters: N-O

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Samuel Norton, David Ogden, and George Otis. Sam Norton discusses insurance policies on multiple ships. He also discusses the sale of cargo. Ogden discusses an insurance payout that Hicks owes. Otis continues a conversation that began when he was visiting New York.

Ships Mentioned: Eliza, Fortitude, Cleopatra, Polly

1800
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Letters: P (Except Prudhomme)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Judah Paddock, Laban Paddock, Jonathan Parker, Thaddeus Pickens, Andrew Pinkham, J. Piper, and Peter Pollard. Judah Paddock informs Hicks that recently "French privateers have been boarding American vessels and letting them pass, particularly those that are unarmed", and discusses the procurement of insurance. J. Piper discusses the continuance of a "mortal disease" in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore.

Ships Mentioned: Oswego, Constellation, President, Prudence, Hope

1800
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Letters: Prudhomme

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Lewis Prudhomme of Washington, D.C. Main topics include the declining price of cotton, the sale and shipment of cotton and tobacco, and the procurement of goods.

1800
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Letters: R (Except Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan; Rocquette, Beeldeaker & G; Rodman; Rotch)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Abel Rawson, Boyd Reid, Thomas Rhodes, and John Robinson & Sons. Thomas Rhodes requests information regarding the quality and price of rice. There is a letter introducing Hicks to the new house Richardson, Timmins, & Mendham. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods such as cotton and rice. Also included is an inventory and price list from John Robinson & Sons.

Ships Mentioned: Mary Pollard, Lucinda, Sarah, General Mercer

Box: 18 Folder : 7 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (1)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They express concerns to changes to the American export situation. They also discuss the changing price of flour, wheat, and rice. Also included is an order from the House of Commons of Great Britain regulating the sale of wheat and wheat products, and imposing tariffs. There is also mention of debit sheets, but none are included.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance, Charlestown, Hare, General Mercer, Catherine, Fortitude

1800
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss the continuing tariffs on flour. They also discuss the wreck of the ship Oswego, as well as relaying the statuses of multiple other vessels. They write to Hicks that they will be sending invoices and bills of lading in multiple letters. They also discuss an embargo on British vessels placed by the Russian Emperor.

Ships Mentioned: Nancy, Swift, Oswego, President, Nixon, Diana, Perseverance, General Mercer, Charlestown, Fortitude

1800
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Letters: Rocquette, Beeldemaker & Co.; Rodman, Joseph; Rotch, Thomas

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Rocquette, Beeldemaker, & Co.; Joseph Rodman; and Thomas Rotch. Rocquette, Beeldemaker, & Co. discuss the state of their markets, including the scarcity of coffee, sugar, and tobacco . Joseph Rodman predominantly discusses the payment of debts. He also discusses a possible peace between England, France, and Spain. Thomas Rotch mostly discusses the sale and shipment of goods such as whale oil.

Ships Mentioned: Rising Sun, Delight, Bonaventure, Sarah, Diana, Maria, Eliza, Hope

1800
Box: - Letters: 1800 S-W
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Letters: S (Except Speare)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Ezra Sampson, Shanahan Smith, J. Shearman, Isaac Shearman, Allen Shepherd, and George Smith & Co. Hester Sands asks Hicks to send him and cousin Phebe some fresh fish because they have had poor appetites and have been ill. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to the sale and shipment of goods such as linens, cotton, and tobacco. J. Shearman asks Hicks if he owes a captain a portion of the profits on a sale of goods, or if it is acceptable to just pay him the balance due. Other correspondence is in regards to the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: Rowena, Polly, Enterprise, Columbia, Betsy

1800
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Letters: Speare, Robert

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Robert Speare. The correspondence is mainly in regards to regular business matters and primarily focuses on the shipment of goods and the settling of accounts.

1800
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Letters: T

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Sanford Tabor, Drury Thompson, and Thornton & Power. Sanford Tabor discusses being quarantined on the ship he was traveling on due to the fact that there was a sick man on board. He expresses how he will not be allowed off of the vessel until approval was given by the health commissioner. The remainder of the correspondence is predominantly in regards to the sale of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Daphne

1800
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Letters: W

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Josiah Wade, John Waring, A. Weisheinel, Peter West, George Williams, Roger Wing, and David Worth. The correspondence is mainly in regards to regular business matters—primarily the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Lucretia, Lucinda, George

1800
Box: - Letters: 1801 A-C
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Letters: A

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including John Alden, and Anthony & Pleasant. Multiple letters mention the death of an associate of Hicks, Mr. Francisco Antonio deCastro, who left Hicks his business. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods. There are letters included in Spanish.

Ships Mentioned: Eagle, Commerce

1801
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Letters: B (Except Barker; Bolton; Bunker)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Barker & Annesly; Robert Benson; Benson, Cropper & Benson; Joseph Bevin; and Richard Blow. There are multiple letters from Benson, Cropper & Benson regarding the formation of their company. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods. Other correspondence is in regard to the payment of debts. One letter discusses how the ship Sarah was detained by the Spanish Armada. The letter also discusses a treaty between the United States and the new French Republic. A letter is included in French.

Ships Mentioned: Venus, Allion, Nancy, Sarah

1801
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Letters: Barker

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients with the surname Barker including James Barker, Jacob Barker, and Peter Barker. Jacob Barker discusses a law suit that has been brought against him. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to the shipment of goods, particularly on the ship Venus.

Ships Mentioned: Lydia, Venus

1801
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Robert & John Bolton. The correspondence is predominantly in regards to regular business matters—mostly the sale and shipment of goods and the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: Eliza

1801
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Robert & John Bolton. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods such as glass, bran, bacon, building stone, and tobacco, as well as the payment of bills. They also write regarding the death of Captain John Dowall who died charging a cannon. Ships Mentioned: Recourse, Betsey, Diana, Venus, General Mercer

1801
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (3)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Robert & John Bolton. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods such as feather beds, a church bell, and cotton. They also ask Hicks about his thoughts of a voyage to Russia, and an illness that John Bolton was fighting. They discuss the payment of bills and the procurement of insurance as well.

Ships Mentioned: Thomas & Robert, General Mercer, Diana, George, Eliza, Nixon

1801
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Letters: Bunker

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients with the surname Bunker including David Bunker, Reuben Bunker, Solomon Bunker, and William Bunker. David Bunker discusses the weather and the transportation of goods, though no specific ship is mentioned. Reuben Bunker discusses his safe passage to 'Rodes'. Solomon Bunker discusses his trip from New York to Bristol, and discusses how they are hard pressed for provisions, stating that they are "all most in a state of starvation" until the harvest is in. William Bunker discusses his voyage to Bristol, as well as the procurement of goods such as salt.

Ships Mentioned: Olive Branch, Mary, Warren

1801
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Letters: C (Except Coffin; Cropper & Benson)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including David Callaghan, John & Robert Chapman, Abiel Cheney, and Joseph Clements, among others. David Callaghan asks Hicks if he knows of any goods that can be shipped when the Commerce enters port. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods such as cotton from Georgia, linens and wool, and iron. Other correspondence is in regards to bills of sale or the procurement of insurance.

Ships Mentioned: Commerce, Mary, Aspasia, Mannila, Lydia

1801
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Letters: Coffin

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients with the surname Coffin including Alex Coffin Jr., Ann Coffin, Elihu Coffin, and Mark Coffin. Alex Coffin Jr. discusses an illness that he is fighting and how he has not been out of doors for some time due to it. He also asks Hicks to procure insurance for the General Mercer and to forward multiple letters to Bombay. Ann Coffin corresponds with Hicks regarding the payment of bills. Joshua Coffin discusses an outbreak of smallpox.

Ships Mentioned: General Mercer, Washington, Jane, Mercury, Hero

1801
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Letters: Cropper & Benson

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Cropper & Benson. Main topics include prices current, as well as the sale and shipment of goods such as grain, tobacco, salt, coal, and flour. They discuss how the King of Prussia has prohibited the further export of grain in order to control the prices of grain and flour. They also discuss how prices of goods are expected to be cheaper in Baltimore and Philadelphia. They mention the death of the Emperor of Prussia and a peace treaty signed between England and France, and they discuss the effect that these events will have on the politics of Europe.

Ships Mentioned: Albion, Commerce, Warren

1801
Box: - Letters: 1801 D-H
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Letters: D (Except Deaves)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Davenport, and The Brothers DeBauque. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the payment of bills. One letter is in French.

1801
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Letters: Deaves, Henry

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Henry Deaves. Main topics include problems with selling goods, prices current, the procurement of insurance, and the shipment of goods. Included are lists of shipments and drafts, and estimates of account information. Also included are copies of letters to Henry Deaves from other individuals such as Cropper & Benson and William English. It appears as if Deaves gave Hicks his correspondence, as nothing asks Hicks to forward the correspondence.

Ships Mentioned: Mariner, Benjamin, Diana, Elias, Polly, Mercury, Edward, General Mercer

1801
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Letters: E

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including William Eaton and Nathaniel Emmons. A majority of the correspondence has to do with using Hicks as an intermediary for forwarding letters.

1801
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Letters: F (Except Fisher, Samuel & Meirs; Forbes, Edward; Fort, Edwin)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Joshua Fisher, William Fothergill, and Samuel Fulton. Joshua Fisher predominantly discusses the payment of bills and the procurement of insurance. William Fothergill discusses the sale of tobacco, corn, rye, and other dry goods. Robert Fry asks Hicks if he is able to sell any red or yellow flannel in the New York market.

Ships Mentioned: Betsey, Hunter, Nixon, Sally

1801
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Letters: Fisher, Samuel & Meirs

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Samuel & Meirs Fisher. Main topics include the procurement and payment of insurance premiums, the sale and shipment of goods, and the settling of debts. They discuss how the Apollo was condemned in Santa Cruz and sold, as well as an accident that the ship was involved in. They discuss political bills going through Congress. They also inquire about ships potentially sailing for Dublin.

Ships Mentioned: Apollo, Mary, Harmony

1801
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Letters: Forbes, Edward

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Edward Forbes. Main topics include interest on American stocks and the balancing of accounts. Forbes discusses political issues in Europe, especially regarding relations between France and Germany. He also discusses the selling price of goods such as flour and indian corn in Dublin, and how Hicks should avoid sending these goods as they will most likely be sold at a loss.

Ships Mentioned: Adventure, Venus

1801
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Letters: Fort, Edwin

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Edwin Fort. Fort expresses regret at the fact that he was unable to fill an order Hicks placed. He later requests a vessel to ship goods. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods such as flour and tobacco.

Ships Mentioned: Charles Curtis, Dorothy, Hampton

1801
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Letters: G

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Albert Gardner, Gideon & Albert Gardner, Gardner & Downer, Gardner & Mitchell, Samuel Gaskell, and Thomas Gelfin. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods, predominantly whale products, flour, and linens; the payment of bills; and the procurement of insurance. Also included are invoices of goods shipped.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance, Hudson, Nancy, Friendship, Lucretia, General Mercer, Venus

1801
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Letters: H (Except Halliday; Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey; Hazard: Hilms; Howland)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Robert Hamilton, Hannay & Logan, Harvey & Fisher, Rowland Hazard, Richard Hughes, and George Hussey. Robert Hamilton expresses his satisfaction with Hicks in regards to orders that Hamilton placed. He also expresses his gratitude at the treatment he got from Hicks. Included are multiple Prices Current from the Liverpool area from Hannay & Logan. Along with the Prices Current, Hannay & Logan discuss the changing prices of goods. Harvey & Fisher introduce Hicks to potential new associates.

Ships Mentioned:Peggy, President, Sarah, Dispatch, Mary, Sally, Betsey, Independence

1801
Box: - Letters: 1801 Halliday-M
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Box: 22 Folder : 1 Letters: Halliday

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Alexander Halliday. Halliday discusses his voyages, his debt, and the sale and shipment of goods. He thanks Hicks for forwarding his letters, requests financial advances, and discusses other financial matters. He also tells Hicks that he was "very sorry to hear that the Fever had become so alarming in New York that you had been obliged to quit the City."

Ships Mentioned: Diana, Eliza, Ceres, George, Neptune, Sarah, Venus, Debbe

1801
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Letters: Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey. They discuss the buying and selling of goods such as flaxseed, cotton, and tobacco. They talk about how cotton is not selling well and how rice had met a good market. They introduce new associates, and discuss the payment of bills and other financial matters.

Ships Mentioned: Venus, Eliza

1801
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Letters: Hazard, Thomas Jr.; Holms; Howland

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Thomas Hazard, Jr. It also includes correspondence from David Holms and individuals with the surname Howland, including Isaac Howland and Sons, and John Howland. Thomas Hazard discusses how ships entering San Sebastian must be quarantined for 40 days. A large number of his letters discuss the ship Sarah and information having to do with the papers that go along with said ship. He asks Hicks to apologize to Joshua Sands for an error on Hazard's part regarding payment for services. David Holms tells Hicks that he got his name from Robert Bolton, and if he was in want of anything he should contact Hicks. He complains about his boarding situation, stating "small boys…are very noisy, and what is worse Mr. Everets has not command over them…and it was impossible for one to study." He also asks Hicks to send money so that Holms can pay his debts. Isaac Howland and Sons discuss the sale of two tons of Hemp and payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: Sarah, Lydia, Commerce, Fame, Lucretia

1801
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Letters: I-J

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Roza Ilizia, E. Jackson, Jonathan Jenkins, Robert Jenkins, and Silas Jones. Roza Ilizia is extremely concerned about her son, and sends Power of Attorney to Hicks. Phineas Janney discusses the purchase, shipment, and sale of flour and hopes that "The sale may prove easy & be a means of opening a correspondence that may be mutually advantageous." Jonathan Jenkins discusses trips to Jamaica and the West Indies. Robert Jenkins requests information on the price of insurance against capture by the Algerians. He also requests information about bills of sale.

Ships Mentioned: Commerce, Sally, Betsey, American Hero, Allegany

1801
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Letters: K-L

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Jacob Klady, Lamb & Younger, and George Langtry. Jacob Klady discusses how the making of 20,000 tiles depends on the weather, and then continues to write about the status of said tiles. B. Lagrave leaves instructions for Hicks regarding shipping goods, collecting payments, and requesting information. He also writes to Hicks about purchasing flour from New Orleans. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to the sale and shipment of goods, and other regular business matters. Also included is correspondence in French.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance, Debby, John, Eagle

1801
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Letters: M (Except Macy; Mellish; Moores; Morgan & Douglass)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including William Malure & Co., George McConnell, A. McGown, Joseph Machin, Jacob Mark, Joseph Morris, and Henry Oliver & Sons. A majority of the correspondence has to do with regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods. Also included are letters to Jacob Mark from Rathbone, Hughes & Duncan.

Ships Mentioned: Olive Branch, Exchange, Recovery, Laurel

1801
Box: - Letters: 1801 Macy-R
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Box: 23 Folder : 1 Letters: Macy; Mellish

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients with the surname Macy and Mellish, including Seth Macy, S & O Macy, and J & W Mellish & Co. Seth Macy discusses issues he found with interest that he had been charged as well as the payment of other bills. J & W Mellish & Co predominantly discuss the payment of bills. There are also multiple duplicates.

Ships Mentioned: Olive Branch, Laura

1801
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Letters: Moores; Morgan & Douglass

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Reuben Moores and Morgan & Douglass. Reuben Moores primarily discusses the sale and shipment of goods, though he does not specify what goods. He also talks about some issues he had with a voyage and a ship taking on water. He states though, that he does not think that the ship had any major damage. Morgan & Douglass primarily discuss accounts payable and other financial information. They also discuss the sale and shipment of sugar.

Ships Mentioned: Mercury, Allegany, General Washington, John Adams, America

1801
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Letters: P (Except Potts; Prudhomme)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Judah Paddock, Stephen Paddock, Jonathan Parker, William Philips, and William Prescod & Co. Judah Paddock discusses the sale and shipment of goods such as salt, fabric, wheat, and coal. He also discusses the events of a voyage he took. Jonathan Parker discusses damages that one of his ships took and proceeded to ask for information about insurance. William Philips discusses the shipment of books and difficulties he has had procuring some titles.

Ships Mentioned: Allegany, General Mercer, Oswego

1801
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Letters: Potts; Prudhomme

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surname Potts and Prudhomme, including John Potts, Thomas Potts, and L. Prudhomme. Thomas Potts asks Hicks to forward a package to Potts's father who was going to be passing through New York. Potts also thanks Hicks for taking responsibility for Potts's son, John, and putting him in a good school. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the shipping of goods and the settling of accounts.

Ships Mentioned: Eliza, William, Henry

1801
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Letters: R (Except Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan; Rocquette-Beeldemaker G; Rodman; Rotch)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Paul Ray, Rhodes & Briggs, Samuel Rhodes, and John Robinson & Sons. Rhodes & Briggs discuss the turn of the market in regards to flaxseed and oat meal. They also discuss pricing, and how the prices goods have fetched did not meet their expectations. Samuel Rhodes discusses how a ship bound for Havana was inspected by two British war ships. John Robinson & Sons predominantly discuss the shipment of flour and the settling of accounts.

Ships Mentioned: John, Molly, Commerce, Nancy, Sarah, General Mercer

1801
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss how Captain Paddock is taking on cabin passengers for one of his ships. They discuss the changing price of produce. Also included is mention of Preliminary Articles of Peace between England and France. Main topics include the settling of accounts and the sale and shipment of goods such as cotton, tobacco, iron, staves, indigo, flaxseed, and more. One letter discusses the Brown Bread Bill, which dictated the grain of flour that could be used for bread.

Ships Mentioned: Diana, Allegany, General Mercer, Hazard

1801
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. Included is a copy of the Preliminary Articles of Peace between Great Britain and France as well as a summary of said articles. They discuss the changing prices of cotton and American produce, and other goods such as tobacco. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods, the payment of bills, and the schedule by which ships are sailing. They also discuss bringing about a lawsuit in order to recover property based on not being paid money they were owed.

Ships Mentioned: Diana, Union, Portland, Allegany, General Mercer, Washington

1801
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (3)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the shipment of goods and mainly focuses on the schedule with which ships are sailing and the sale of goods such as cotton and tobacco. There is also a printed letter regarding the bounties on American flour.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance, Galen, General Mercer, Liberty, Allegany, Ocean

1801
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Letters: Rocquette-Beeldemaker. G; Rodman; Rotch

Scope and Contents

: This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Rocquette-Beeldemaker. G, and clients with the surname Rodman and Rotch, including Samuel Rodman, Thomas Rodman, Benjamin Rotch, Thomas Rotch, and William Rotch. Rocquette & Beeldemaker discuss an impending peace between Germany and France and the treaty that was signed. They also discuss pricing quite often. Samuel Rodman discusses the sale of whale products and the payment of bills. William Rotch mostly discusses the payment of bills and other regular business matters.

1801
Box: - Letters: 1801 S-W
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Letters: S-Sk

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Charles O. Sereven, George Shaw, J. Shearman, Isaac Sherman, Allen Shepherd, William Shotwell, and Peter Siemsen & Company. Isaac Sherman discusses admitting an unidentified child to a school. He also discusses finances with Hicks. Peter Siemsen discusses the sale and shipment of goods such as cotton. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as handling payments and selling goods.

Ships Mentioned: Olympus, Commerce

1801
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Letters: Sk-Sw (Except Spear, Robert)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Thomas Slade, George Smith & Co., Thomas Stewardson, and Thomas Sturge. Thomas Slade discusses having Hicks purchase products for him such as sugar and linens. Samuel Slee asks for information about his wife. George Smith discusses multiple ships and their goods, such as coffee, sugar, linen, and cotton. Smith also discusses the payment and receipt of bills. Thomas Sturge discusses the sale of wheat and flour.

Ships Mentioned: General Mercer, Ann, Pennsylvania, Commerce, Elizabeth, Molly, Thomas

1801
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Letters: Spear, Robert

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Robert Spear. He talks in depth about the cotton market in England. He also discusses how he has a favorable opinion of joining Hicks in a dry goods endeavor. He brings up how politics have been making trade difficult, especially in Hamburg. There are multiple duplicates included.

Ships Mentioned: General Mercer

1801
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Letters: T

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Taber & Sons, Loring Taber, and Daniel Tucker. Loring Taber discusses one of his voyages, and how poor weather made his journey difficult. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

1801
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Letters: W

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Joseph Wales, Peter P. Walter, J. Warden, Daniel Waterman, and Richard Wheatley. Peter Walter discusses insurance policies on goods from Havana, Cuba. Daniel Waterman discusses the difficulties with selling goods. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the buying and selling of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Beaver, Hercules, Olive Branch, Perseverance, Joseph Harvey

1801
Box: - Letters: 1802 A-G
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Letters: A-B (Except Benson, Cropper & Benson; Bevan; Bolton, John & Robert)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Rufus Barkus, Richard Blow, William Bolton, Andrew Browne, and John Bulkeley. The correspondence is predominantly in regards to regular business matters, especially the sale of goods such as Irish Linens. John Bulkeley discusses being paid in plundered Italian goods in one letter, and in another he discusses a ship being seized in Brazil.

Ships Mentioned: Jane, Nancy

1802
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Letters: Benson, Cropper, & Benson

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Benson, Cropper & Benson. Main topics include the purchasing of insurance, the sale and shipment of goods-especially cotton and rice, paying duties, the weather, and the harvest in Great Britain.

Ships Mentioned: Delight, Isabella, Albion, Mars

1802
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Letters: Bevan

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Joseph Bevan. Main topics include the procurement of insurance, the payment of bills, invoices, and the sale and shipment of goods-especially rice and cotton.

Ships Mentioned: Susan

1802
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Robert & John Bolton. They request a new day book with detailed specifications. They discuss the sale and shipment of goods such as rice, tobacco, and cotton, and the payment of bills. They apologize for not replying to a number of letters, and request the creation of goods such as a milk urn and tea spoons. Ships Mentioned: Thames, Eliza

1802
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Robert & John Bolton. They primarily discuss the sale and shipment of goods, and the payment of debts. They also write of the death of Robert Bolton.

Ships Mentioned: Columbia, Diana, General Mercer, Nixon, New York, Dodge, Ann Maria, Trial

1802
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (3)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Robert & John Bolton. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to the sale and shipment of goods and the payment of bills. One letter discusses issues with a servant woman attending the child of a client, and how her mother is against her traveling. They also request information regarding insurance policies.

Ships Mentioned: White Oak, Diana, Eliza

1802
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Letters: C-E

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including J.A. DuBoisviolette & Co., and Thomas Ellerly. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Maryland, Darlington

1802
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Letters: F (Except Fisher, Samuel & Meirs; Fort, Edwin)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Joshua Fisher, Samuel R. Fisher, Thomas Fisher, Timothy Folger, and Edward Forbes. William Few discusses mistakes charged to his account. Joshua Fisher writes about purchasing quantities of Pepper. Samuel Fisher discusses the health of his wife and children, as well as discussing a fever and the 'health' of New York City. Edward Forbes discusses the sale and shipment of flaxseed.

1802
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Letters: Fisher, Samuel & Meirs

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Samuel & Meirs Fisher. They discuss mistakes in forwarding letters, the increasing number of storms, and the sale and shipment of goods. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

1802
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Letters: Fort, Edwin

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Edwin Fort. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to the payment of bills and other monetary issues.

1802
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Letters: G

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Samuel Gaskell. The correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Warren

1802
Box: - Letters: 1802 H-P
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Letters: H (Except Halliday; Harvey, Deakes & Harvey; Hazard; Howland; Hussey)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Robert & George Hamilton, Hanna & Logan, D. Henshaw, and Hottinger & Co. Samuel Haight discusses how his daughter had dysentery. Robert & George Hamilton ask Hicks to purchase superfine flour for them, and discuss the length of voyages. Hanna & Logan discuss the markets in Liverpool. David Holmes requests money. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods, and the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: Betsey, Logan, Angerania, Herkimer

1802
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Letters: Halliday, Alexander

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Alexander Halliday. Main topics include the payment of bills, the sale and shipment of goods, and other regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Resource, Sally, Eliza, Venus, Neptune, Debbe, New York

1802
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Letters: Harvey, Deaves & Harvey

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Harvey, Deaves & Harvey. Main topics include a potential breach of charter, writing on behalf of other individuals that they know, and discussing payment of bills. One letter discusses details about an agreement with the owner of the Venus.

Ships Mentioned: Venus

1802
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Letters: Hazard; Howland

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Thomas Hazard, John Howland, James Howland, and Isaac Howland. Thomas Hazard discusses payment disbursements, his appreciation at the care with which his goods were handled, and his concern that goods were not shipped as he requested and his belief that Hicks did not receive the request. John Howland discusses the payment of bills, and his thoughts on Hicks charging more for completing services. James Howland discusses the payment of bills, and the purchasing of a cargo for his ship. Isaac Howland discusses the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: Diana, George

1802
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Letters: Hussey

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients with the surname Hussey including David Hussey, Edward Hussey, George Hussey, Isaiah Hussey, and Peter Hussey. David Hussey discusses settling debts. Edward Hussey discusses how he is in relatively good health but his sister had recently died, and the laws surrounding purchasing a foreign vessel for the purpose of whaling. George Hussey primarily discusses regular business matters such as the shipment of goods, and also discusses the weather and how it has impacted his business.

1802
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Letters: J, K, L

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including R. Jenins, Jonathan Jones, William Kingston, and Kirk & Lukens. William Kingston writes about bringing goods to New York from Calcutta and the difficulties in doing so. Kirk & Lukens ask Hicks whether or not he would be able to sell goods from the Mediterranean (such as almond oil, parmesan cheese, paper, and silk velvet) as they are unable to sell them in Charleston. There is one letter in French. Also included are notes on some of the correspondence from an unknown modern source.

Ships Mentioned: Exchange, Connecticut, Orient

1802
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Letters: M (Except Martin, Hope & Thornely; Maurice; Mellish; Moores)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including George McConnell, John McGowan, Machin & Macintosh, Francis Macy, Jacob Mark, John Meadery, Obed & Aaron Mitchell, Richard Mitchel & Sons, and Charles Minifie. George McConnell writes regarding his dismay at the delay of the sale of his linens. Much of the correspondence is in regard to the sale and shipment of cotton and flaxseed, and the payment of debts. Obed & Aaron Mitchell discuss a contract to provide New York with whale oil for city lights and public light houses. Included are multiple duplicates.

Ships Mentioned: Exchange, Eliza, Neptune, Venus, Pearl, Fame, Sally

1802
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Letters: Martin, Hope & Thornely; Maurice

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Hope & Thornely Martin and Benjamin Maurice. Hope & Thornely Martin introduce themselves to Hicks and then discuss a treaty between England and France, the cotton trade, and the sale and shipment of goods like tobacco, rice, and flaxseed. Benjamin Maurice introduces himself to Hicks and then discusses procuring insurance.

Ships Mentioned: Brothers, Ocean, Birmingham, Darlington, Washington, Dolphin, Eliza, Harlequin

1802
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Letters: Mellish; Moores

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including J& W Mellish and Reuben Moores. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters including travel and trade with St. Petersburg, Russia. Reuben Moores discusses his lack of goods to sell, and the weather and how it relates to his shipment of coal.

Ships Mentioned: Liberty

1802
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Letters: P (Except Paddock; Prudhomme)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Paige, and John Potts, among others. John Paige asks Hicks to procure payments for him. Perrot & Lee discuss the sale and shipment of goods such as beef and pork, pepper, whale oil, and beeswax, among other goods. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods and the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: William

1802
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Letters: Paddock; Prudhomme

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Judah Paddock, and L Prudhomme. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods such as cotton and tobacco. Judah Paddock discusses attending the funeral of a colleague, and discusses how his business is now in the hands of John Haslett. He also discusses voyages that he has taken and how it has effects his business.

Ships Mentioned: Hector, Juno

1802
Box: - Letters: 1802 R-W
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Letters: R (Except Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan; Rodman; Rotch)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Abel Rawson, William Riddell, John Robinson & Sons, and Rocquette Beeldemaker & co. The correspondence is primarily in regard to regular business matters such as trade and finances.

Ships Mentioned: Oneid

1802
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss the sale and shipment of goods such as cotton, coals, and . They also discuss the payment of bills and other financial matters. They discuss voyages their ships have made as well.

Ships Mentioned: General Mercer, Mars, Brothers, Columbia, Diana, Anne, Allegany

1802
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They predominantly discuss regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods and the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: John, Samuel Elam, General Mercer, Ocean

1802
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Letters: Rodman; Rotch

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Samuel Rodman, Thomas Rotch and William Rotch. Samuel Rodman predominantly discusses payment for goods and certificates of landing, and occasionally discusses voyages that he and his ships are taking to New York. William Rotch asks when some of his debts are due and discusses other accounting matters. One letter mentions how Hicks's account of the 'gospel messengers' is acceptable.

Ships Mentioned: Phebe, Jupiter, America

1802
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Letters: S (Except Smith & Ridgeway; Spear, Robert)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Joseph Scott, William Segel, Samuel Stoneman, and J Sullivan. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods. Many letters discuss voyages taken by clients. Many other letters have to do with accounting matters.

Ships Mentioned: Sally

1802
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Letters: Smith & Ridgeway; Spear, Robert

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Smith & Ridgeway, and Robert Spear. Smith & Ridgeway discuss how one of their ships is overloaded, how the ship must be lightened, and asks what Hicks would like to do in regards to the situation. Robert Spear discusses regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Phoebe Ann

1802
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Letters: V-W

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Ruolph Vogeler, P.P. Walter, John Warder & Sons, Elijah Waring, John Watkins, Richard Wheatley, Wheeler & Warren, and Timothy Wyer. P.P Walter discusses the procurement of insurance policies, auctions, and accounting matters. John Warder & Sons discuss the sale and shipment of goods—especially goods such as flour to St. Domingo. John Warring discusses the sale of salt. Much of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods and other regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Warren, Triton, Friendship

1802
Box: - Letters: 1803 A-Coffin
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Letters: A

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including William Abbott; Gideon Alden; John Alden; and Alexander, Webster, & Co. Main topics include the sale and shipment of goods such as cotton, rice, flour, and tobacco; accounting matters such as sending funds and paying bills; and other regular business matters. William Abbott writes of the arrival of three boys on the ship Milford and what should be done with them. Letters from Gideon Alden include inventory lists and accounting ledger pages. Gideon Alden also discusses the difficulty in procuring spices.

Ships Mentioned:Milford, Diana, Warren, Olympus

1803
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Letters: B (Except Benson; Bolton)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Abirhai Barnard, Richard Blow, and Baddington, Philips, & Sharp. The correspondence is primarily in regard to regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods and accounting matters. Included are prices current on American produce

Ships Mentioned: Prospect

1803
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Letters: Benson, Cropper, & Benson

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Benson, Cropper, & Benson—specifically William Benson. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters. In one letter, William Benson discusses his entrance into the American trade market. He includes how there are increasing hostilities between England and France, how the French army had taken control over the city of Hanover, and how trade in that region is going to be difficult if not impossible. He also discusses an increased duty on cotton imported into England.

1803
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Robert & John Bolton. They discuss the changing prices of goods such as rice and cotton. They also ask Hicks to send money to individuals that it appears the Boltons owe money to. They request a new receipt book be made and sent to them. They mention the fact that the Columbia had run aground and was taking on water. They then go on to discuss the potential damages that may have happened to the goods in her hold.

Ships Mentioned: Thames, Nixon, Columbia

1803
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Robert & John Bolton. They discuss the changing prices of goods such as oats and bran, and request information on prices as well. They also ask Hicks to send money to individuals that it appears the Boltons owe money to and include copies of invoices.

Ships Mentioned: Thames

1803
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (3)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Robert & John Bolton. They request information on insurance policies, and discuss prices of goods such as spices, cotton, and tobacco. The majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters. Some letters are duplicated and triplicated between folders.

Ships Mentioned: Thames, Ann Maria, Columbia

1803
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Letters: C (Except Coffin; Cropper & Benson)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including David Callaghan, Sam Coates, and many others. Main topics include the procurement of insurance, the sale and shipment of goods, and the payment of debts.

Ships Mentioned: Diana, Thames

1803
Box: 28 Folder : 8 Letters: Coffin

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients with the surname Coffin, including Alex Coffin, Mark Coffin, Ann Coffin, and James Coffin. Alex Coffin discusses the political turmoil between England and France, and the embargo that has happened because of it. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the shipping of goods and the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: Penman, Caledonia

1803
Box: - Letters: 1803 Cropper & Benson-Halliday
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Letters: Cropper & Benson (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Cropper & Benson. They discuss the declining demand of flour, rice and wheat, and how therefore the prices have also been declining. They also discuss the sale of goods such as turpentine and potash. They discuss military preparations happening in France and Holland, and how additional precautions must be taken. Also included is a list of account sales of cotton for the ship Perseverance.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance, Olympus

1803
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Letters: Cropper & Benson (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Cropper & Benson. They discuss how the French have taken control of Hamburg, and how that effects the pricing of goods. They mention the sale of earthenware and other goods. They also discuss regular business matters like accounting and the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance, Warren

1803
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Letters: D (Except Drinker)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Jason Danach, William Dawson, and John Delano. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the payment of bills and other accounting matters. One letter is in French.

Ships Mentioned: Ann, Jupiter, Fortitude

1803
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Letters: Drinker

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Henry Drinker. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods and the payment of bills. One letter discusses contacting Alexander Hamilton, Esq. about reporting a debt from Bowne & Pearsall "from which he might form a case & state an opinion therein". Another letter discusses their 'meeting' and complaints against members.

1803
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Letters: E-F (Except Fisher; Folger)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including J. Edmonds, P. Fish, and Edward Forbes. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as accounting and the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Sally

1803
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Letters: Fisher

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from clients with the surname Fisher, predominantly Joshua Fisher, and Samuel & Miers Fisher. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters like accounting and the sale and shipment of goods.

1803
Box: 29 Folder : 7 Letters: Folger

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Benjamin Folger and Ezra Folger. The communications is primarily in regards to the payment of bills.

Ships Mentioned: Columbia

1803
Box: 29 Folder : 8 Letters: G

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including G. & A. Gardner, Benjamin Garnett, Samuel Gaskell, and William Gibson. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods and other regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Commerce, Henry

1803
Box: 29 Folder : 9 Letters: H (Except Halliday; Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey; Hottingen & Co.; Hussey)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Robert & George Hamilton, A. Hart, and others. Robert & George Hamilton request that Hicks ship them cargo and lists the prices they are willing to pay. A. Hart writes how his "store is now full of goods, but the owners have fled" and how he can not access their storage. J. Hart writes how a Mr. McNeil was acting foolishly and imprudently after he disembarked in London. Also included in this folder is a collection of letters from Hicks to Judah Paddock and is filed under 'H' for Hicks. Much of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods such as cotton and tobacco.

1803
Box: 29 Folder : 10 Letters: Halliday

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Alex Halliday. Halliday discusses being sent money via multiple different ships, and the shipment of goods such as cotton.

Ships Mentioned: Thames, Ann Maria, Neptune, Eliza, Mary, Venus

1803
Box: - Letters: 1803 Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey-Moores
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Letters: Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey. The correspondence is in regards to regular business matters, and primarily relates to the sale and shipment of goods.

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Letters: Hottingen; Hussey

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Hottingen & Co., and individuals with the surname Hussey. Hottingen & Co. discusses how they are short on funds and requests Hicks settle his account with them. They predominantly discuss accounting matters. In one letter they discuss how their ports are in a state of blockade, and how it is highly likely that all the ports surrounding them are blockaded also.

Ships Mentioned: Warren, Federal George, Union

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Letters: J (Except Jenkins, Jonathan and Robert)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Jackson & Hartstene, A & E Jarmey, and Jonathan Jones. Jackson & Hartstene discuss how they are very much in need of the goods in the order they placed, as well as goods that they have shipped to Hicks. A & E Jarmey asks Hicks to sell the flour that they are sending him.

Ships Mentioned: Echo, Neptune

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 4 Letters: Jenkins, Jonathan & Robert

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Jonathan and Robert Jenkins. Jonathan Jenkins discusses how he has been in poor health for some time, goods Jenkins' wife has sent for Hicks' wife, and information about the voyage of the brig Betsey. Robert Jenkins discusses executing a mortgage, the changing price of staves, and other regular business matters. Also included is a letter granting Hicks power of attorney.

Ships Mentioned: Hawk, Betsey, General Mercer

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Letters: K (Except Kirk & Lukens)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Kirivan & Morrogh, and Peter Keteltas. Correspondence discusses the changing flour market, the increasing hostilities between France and Great Britain and the subsequent changes in commerce, and the procurement of insurance policies.

Ships Mentioned: Connecticut

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 6 Letters: Kirk & Lukens

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Kirk & Lukens. They discuss exchange rates between London and the United States and request further information regarding these rates. They discuss the evolving cotton and tobacco markets and the changing prices of goods such as rice and pork.

Ships Mentioned: Charleston

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 7 Letters: L

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Thomas & Amos Ladd, Paul Lanuse, and B. Lagrave. The correspondence is primarily in regard to regular business matters such as accounting, and the sale and shipment of goods. There are multiple letters in French.

Ships Mentioned: Harmony, Sally

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 8 Letters: M-Ma (Except Martin, Hope & Thornely; Mather)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including David McCarthy, Machin & Macintosh, George McConnell, and Benjamin Maurice. Machin & Macintosh discuss the sale of cotton extensively. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the shipment of goods and other regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Neptune, George, Ann Maria

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 9 Letters: Martin, Hope & Thornely

Scope and Contents

This folder incudes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients: Hope & Thornely Martin. They discuss voyages that their ships have taken, the changing prices of goods, and other business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Mercury, John

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 10 Letters: Mather

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Thomas Mather. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to accounting matters and the shipment of beef.

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 11 Letters: Me-My (Except Mellish; Moores)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Meader, Obed Mitchell, Richard Mitchell & Sons, and Morgan , Dougass, & Shaffer. The majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as accounting. Ann Moore requests Hicks forward a packet of letters to her brothers.

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 12 Letters: Mellish

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, J & W Mellish. The correspondence is primarily in regards to accounting matters and shipment of cargo. They also ask Hicks to act as their power of attorney.

1803
Box: 30 Folder : 13 Letters: Moores

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Reuben Moores. Moores discusses securing freight for ships. He also writes about the goods he is shipping, such as salt and wine.

Ships Mentioned: Macy, Delight, Liberty, Sally

1803
Box: - Letters: 1803 N-R (Rotch)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Letters: N-O

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Abraham Nichols, and Joseph & George Otis. Abraham Nichols tells Hicks that he is unable to come to New York, and gives suggestions as to how to proceed with a ship entering the port. J. P. Norris requests that Hicks researchs some patents for land. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to accounting matters.

1803
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Letters: P (Except Paddock; Potts

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Paul Pease, Joseph Pitcairn, J. Pray, and L. Prudhomme. Paul Pease informs Hicks that he is pleased with how he handled a business matter. Joseph Pitcairn discusses the political climate. L. Prudhomme discusses the sale and shipment of goods. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: George

1803
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Letters: Paddock

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Judah Paddock. Many of these letters are to Judah Paddock from other individuals about the sale and shipment of goods aboard his ship. Other letters are from Paddock to individuals other than Hicks, regarding the sale of their goods. Judah Paddock talks about the war between England and France. He also discusses shipping goods such as rice, cotton, and tobacco.

Ships Mentioned: Thames

1803
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Letters: Potts

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from individuals with the surname Potts, including Dorinda Potts, John Potts, and Thomas Potts. Dorinda Potts discusses sending shells to her son John, and how Hicks can keep some for his troubles. John Potts discusses finding a place to board his daughter so that she may be educated, and then discusses sending them from Honduras to New York. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Anethusa

1803
Box: 31 Folder : 5 Letters: R (Except Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan; Rodman; Rotch)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Nathaniel Ray, James Rice, John Robinson, and Rocquette, Beedlemaker & Co. Nathaniel Ray discusses a voyage with a large number of passengers arriving safely. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Orange, Commerce

1803
Box: 31 Folder : 6 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss the evolving markets and shipping goods. They express their pleasure at the attention that has been given to their parcels. The majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Liberty, Hiram, General Mercer

1803
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss shipping goods like coal, turpentine, and cotton. They also discuss how the war was not expected to be favorable for the sale of cotton, but they were wrong. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to the sale and shipment of goods, and accounting matters.

Ships Mentioned: General Mercer, Thames, John

1803
Box: 31 Folder : 8 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (3)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Diana

1803
Box: 31 Folder : 9 Letters: Rodman, Samuel

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Samuel Rodman. Rodman discusses the sale and shipment of whale products. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

1803
Box: 31 Folder : 10 Letters: Rotch

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Thomas and William Rotch. The correspondence is predominantly in regards to regular business matters—primarily having to do with accounting. William Rotch also discusses the difficulty he is having on closing the sale on German goods.

Ships Mentioned: Elizabeth

1803
Box: - Letters: 1803 S-W
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Letters: S-Sm

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Joseph Adams Scott; Charles Schaffer; Peter J. Seaver; William Seger; Peter Seimson; Skinner, Fenwick & Brown; Barney Smith; and John Smith & Co. Charles Schaffer discusses how he is closing his business after the deaths of his partners. Barney Smith discusses facilitating negotiations on contracts. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Swan, Ticklenburgh (?)

1803
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Letters: Spear

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients with the surname Spear, including Arthur Spear, QLH Spear, and Robert Spear. QLH Spear discusses the cotton trade, and how he is satisfied with the shipment of his cotton products. Robert Spear discusses American stock and raising funds, and requests additional credit for a Mr. Halliday. A large number of these letters are extremely difficult to read due to extensive bleeding of the ink.

1803
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Letters: St-Sy

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Sam Stoneman, A. Stokes, Thomas Stokes, Thomas Sturge, and Charles Sturtevant. A. Stokes and Thomas Stokes both discuss ordering cotton. Thomas Sturge quotes bible verses as he converses with Hicks. Charles Sturtevant discusses sending money.

1803
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Letters: T

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Morris Tobias & Co., George Thompson, and Benjamin Turpin. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters. George Thompson requests for Hicks to send him money and the sale and shipment of ashes. He also discusses taking custody of two children to bring them to school. Included is an excerpt of a letter from Tutein & Co. of Copenhagen, and from Thornton & Power of Hamburg. It is unknown who wrote these excerpts.

Ships Mentioned: Sally, Arethusa

1803
Box: 32 Folder : 5 Letters: W

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Denny Walker, L. Wallace, John Waring, Alex Waterman, S. Waterman, and Ralph Wright & Nephew. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to accounting and other regular business matters. Also included is a Price-Current from Amsterdam. John Witchell writes to Hicks about an extensive amount of debt that Hicks owes.

Ships Mentioned: Fortitude, Harry, Nancy

1803
Box: - Letters: 1804 A-F
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Letters: A

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including William Abbott; Alexander, Webster, & Co.; David Alexander; and Howard Allen. William Abbott discusses the shipment of mahogany and cotton. Howard Allen writes about ship repairs. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Milford, Warren

1804
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Letters: B (Except Boddington, Philips, & Sharp; Bolton)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including William Benson, Richard Blow, and Josiah Bradlee. Harry Barnard writes how he has decided to remain in South Africa so that there would be an American merchant to help ships from the United States when they come into port. William Benson discusses a depression in Liverpool, and how that is affecting the grain markets. He later writes that the grain market is slowly improving.

Ships Mentioned: Fortitude, Columbia

1804
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Letters: Boddington, Philips, & Sharp

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Boddington, Philips, & Sharp. They discuss trade embargos, accounting matters, and shipping goods like sugar and coffee. They discuss how wars in Europe have made trade difficult. Ships Mentioned: Iris

1804
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Robert & John Bolton. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters. John Bolton writes of the death of Robert Bolton and how Curtis Bolton will be joining the firm under the same name.

Ships Mentioned: Thames, Ann Maria

1804
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Robert & John Bolton. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters. They predominantly discuss accounting and other financial issues.

Ships Mentioned: Thames, Georgia, Angus, Washington

1804
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John (3)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Robert & John Bolton. A large amount of the correspondence is in regards to accounting matters. They also wrote to request that Hicks procure insurance for their ships. They discuss how the Sea Island cotton and rice crops had been destroyed by caterpillars and a storm.

Ships Mentioned: Thames, Wilmont

1804
Box: 33 Folder : 7 Letters: C (Except Cramers, Smith & Co.; Cropper, Benson, & Co.)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including David Callaghan, Sam Coates, Alex Coffin, Ann Coffin, and James J. Coffin. Sam Coates discusses what he calls "a villainous transaction o the part of Odenheimer", and states that Odenheimer is "the most troublesome man I ever met with, and one of the most unprincipled." Ann Coffin asks Hicks to pay out dividends of their stocks. James Coffin discusses the sale of whale oil.

Ships Mentioned: Olympus, Nancy, Hope

1804
Box: 33 Folder : 8 Letters: Cramers, Smith, & Co.; Cropper, Benson, & Co.

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Cramers, Smith, & Co. and Cropper, Benson, & Co. Cramers, Smith, & Co discuss prices in St. Petersburg. They also discuss the purchase and sale of goods, and trade with St. Petersburg. Cropper, Benson, & Co. discuss how business has been mostly dull, with steady demands for cotton. They also discuss accounting issues and Prices Current in Liverpool.

Ships Mentioned: Thames, Perseverance

1804
Box: 33 Folder : 9 Letters: D

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Davidson & Foster, The Brothers DeBauque, Thomas Dickason, and Henry Drinker. The brothers DeBauque discuss how business has been active during the time of peace. They also discuss British blockades from all ports between Ostend and Havre. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters. Some letters are in French.

Ships Mentioned: John Morgan

1804
Box: 33 Folder : 10 Letters: E-F (Except Fisher, Samuel & Meirs)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Elkins, Charles Fawcett, and Edward Forbes. John Elkins discusses the sale and shipment of whale products, which by this time, Hicks was moving away from. Charles Fawcett discusses the sale of ashes and flaxseed. Edward Forbes writes to Hicks that his business is being taken over by Charles Fawcett

Ships Mentioned: Venus, Susan, David, George

1804
Box: 33 Folder : 11 Letters: Fisher, Samuel & Meirs

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Samuel & Meirs Fisher. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters, especially accounting.

Ships Mentioned: Thomas

1804
Box: - Letters: 1804 G-P
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Box: 34 Folder : 1 Letters: G

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including G & A Gardner, Benjamin Garnett, and Joshua & Thomas Gilpin. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Belvadere, Hunter, Eliza, Rainbow

1804
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Letters: H (Except Halliday; Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Thomas Hazard, Levett Harris, Ralph Hare, George Hamilton, and Hopkins & Charles. Ralph Hare discusses giving an orphan boy an education. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters. Also included are letters from Isaac Hicks to Judah Paddock, where he discusses going to Albany to deal with a matter for the Merchants Bank, the state of his voyage, and business in Savannah, Georgia. Ships Mentioned: Sarah, Thames

1804
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Letters: Halliday

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Alex Halliday. He laments that ships had not arrived when they were supposed to, and requests insurance be obtained. He later states that the insurance is no longer needed. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Washington, Eliza, Mary

1804
Box: 34 Folder : 4 Letters: Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters, primarily relating to the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance, Fortitude, Sally

1804
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Letters: J

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Jackson, Jonathan Jenkins, and Robert Jenkins. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters—predominantly the sale and shipment of goods and payment for goods.

Ships Mentioned: Commerce

1804
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Letters: K-L

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Peter Ketletas, Kirk & Lukens, William & John Ladd, and Thomas Lamb. A letter from Peter Ketletas discusses how a ship was destroyed in a storm. A majority of the correspondence regards accounting matters. Some letters are in French.

Ships Mentioned: Connecticut

1804
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Letters: M-N

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including David McCarty; Martin, Hope, & Thornley; Thomas Mather; and Robert Moore. Martin, Hope, & Thornley discuss the sale of Georgia cotton, turpentine, and other goods. They also discuss how the market has become more favorable as the weather changed. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters, such as the sale and shipment of goods.

Ships Mentioned: Guardian, Thames, General Mercer

1804
Box: 34 Folder : 8 Letters: O

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Jason Oliver, and Joseph & George Otis. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters.

1804
Box: 34 Folder : 9 Letters: P (Except Paddock; Potts)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Paul Pease, Silas Pipoon, Thomas Power, and John Pray. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as accounting. John Pray discusses a voyage that he took with his wife. H. Preble discusses how their friend Arthur (no last name) had been taken as an English prisoner and had been sent to Verdun, and how Preble plans to stay where he is until the end of the war.

1804
Box: 34 Folder : 10 Letters: Paddock

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from Judah Paddock. Paddock discusses his voyages to and from St. Petersburg, the cargo he is carrying, and the sale of said cargo. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters—primarily shipping.

Ships Mentioned: Olive, Thames

1804
Box: 34 Folder : 11 Letters: Potts

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients with the surname Potts, including John Potts, John Potts, and Thomas Potts. John Potts discusses shipping mahogany and other goods, and requests insurance to be procured. He asks Hicks to help secure an education for a boy and two girls, just as Hicks had for Potts children.

Ships Mentioned: Columbus, John, Lady Carlton

1804
Box: - Letters: 1804 Q-Z
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35 Folder : 1 Letters: Q

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Quenouille, Lanchon, Harin, Spear & Co. The correspondence is primarily in regard to regular business matters.

1804
Box: 35 Folder : 2 Letters: R (Except Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Robert Roberts, John Robinson & Sons, R. Beedlemaker & Co., Samuel Rodman, and Thomas Rotch. One letter from John Robinson & Sons thanks Hicks for suggesting a new firm to do business with. Samuel Rodman discusses difficulty with imports as his harbor is iced over. Thomas Rotch discusses his dismay at the fall in value of Merchants' Bank stock. Some letters are in French.

1804
Box: 35 Folder : 3 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They write about how Hicks has quit the commissions business, and how he "now merely purpose making a few shipments occasionally." They write about insurance coverage, the shipment of goods, and accounting matters. One printed letter discusses the stagnation of the grain market.

Ships Mentioned: Charlestown, John, Thames

1804
Box: 35 Folder : 4 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They write about how the General Mercer arrived in a damaged state. They discuss the sale of cotton and other goods, prices current, and other regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: General Mercer, George Barclay

1804
Box: 35 Folder : 5 Letters: S

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Searing, William Seger, Elias Shockley, Arthur Spear, and Robert Spear. The correspondence is predominantly in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Ambition

1804
Box: 35 Folder : 6 Letters: T

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Tayleur & Park, Thornton & Power, and George Thompson. Thornton & Power discuss a blockade of the Elbe River, and how it has had an effect on goods such as coffee and sugar. George Thompson discusses how Captain Wallace had no legal pretense for detaining Thompson's goods in Charleston. He also asks Hicks to explain some strange letters.

Ships Mentioned: John, Milford, Arthur, Nancy

1804
Box: 35 Folder : 7 Letters: U-Z

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including David Wallace, Samuel Walker, Frances Welman, Mary White, and P & D Urquhard. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Rose in Bloom, Arthusa

1804
Box: - Letters: 1805 A-P
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Letters: A-B (Except Bolton)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Roger Benson; and Baddington, Philip, Sharp, & Co. Roger Benson requests information regarding selling woolen products. He later laments that his goods have been sold for lower prices than he would have liked. Baddington, Philip, Sharp & Co. discuss a hurricane that ravaged some ships. Some letters are in French.

1805
Box: 36 Folder : 2 Letters: Bolton, Robert & John

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients Robert & John Bolton. They discuss the sale of goods such as whale oil, and pot ashes; stating that they hope they sell well but there could be extenuating circumstances. They write about the great scarcity of money and request a small loan from Hicks. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to accounting matters.

Ships Mentioned: Thames

1805
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Letters: C (Except Cramers, Smith & Co.)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including David McCarty, Carter & Roane, Alex Coffin, James Coffin, and Ann Coffin. David McCarty requests patience from Hicks regarding payment of bills, because he had been having legal issues that he needed to deal with. Stephen Cathalan, Jr. discusses the death of his father and how he will be taking over the business. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to accounting matters.

1805
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Letters: Cramers, Smith & Co.

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Cramers, Smith, & Co. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods between St. Petersburg, Russia and New York.

Ships Mentioned: Thames

1805
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Letters: D-G

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including the Brothers DeBaque, Henry Drinker, Charles Fawcett, Samuel R. Fisher, and Edward Forbes. Thomas Dent discusses how he has not heard from George Paskin, and how he is fearful that something has happened to him. Charles Fawcett sends multiple prices current. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters. Edward Forbes asks Hicks to invest some of the money that Hicks has of his.

1805
Box: 36 Folder : 6 Letters: H

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including George Hamilton; Levett Harris; Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey; and Henry Hill. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance

1805
Box: 36 Folder : 7 Letters: J

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Robert Jenkins & Co., and Ephraim Jones. Robert Jenkins & Co. discuss a bank election and issues that they have with said election, including individuals vying to create a majority in opposition to other stock holders. They also discuss a ship that Hicks proposes building. The remainder of the correspondence is primarily in regards to the sale and shipment of goods such as hemp.

Ships Mentioned: West Point

1805
Box: 36 Folder : 8 Letters: K-O

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Kennedy & Larson, Peter Keteltas, Peter Kuhn, Jr., B. Lagrave, Edward Martin, and J & W Mellish & Co. Peter Kuhn, Jr. writes about retiring from business in two separate companies that he was a part of. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Milford, Beaver, George Washington

1805
Box: 36 Folder : 9 Letters: P (Except Paddock)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Potts, Cooke, & Potts; Dorinda Potts; John Potts, and Thomas Potts. Potts, Cooke, & Potts discuss chartering American ships to go between Honduras and the United Kingdom. John Potts writes to thank Hicks for caring for his children. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Delight, Horatio

1805
Box: 36 Folder : 10 Letters: Paddock

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients with the surname Paddock, including Judah Paddock and Stephen Paddock. Judah Paddock writes multiple letters regarding voyages to St. Petersburg. He also discusses the shipment of goods, such as hemp, tallow, and iron. Ships Mentioned: George Washington, West Point

1805
Box: - Letters: 1805 R-Z
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Box: 37 Folder : 1 Letters: R-S (Except Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan; Spear)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Robinson & Sons, Rocquette Beedlemaker, and Peter Seimson. Beedlemaker discusses how he believes there will be an increase of demand for goods if the talks of peace are true. He also writes that he is unable to pay his debts at this time, but expects to pay them soon. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

1805
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss financial matters such as payment of dividends, payment of bills, and other accounting matters. They discuss the increased demand for cotton, and other shipping matters.

Ships Mentioned: West Point, George Barclay

1805
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss the sale of cotton and other goods, and they discuss their stocks and the other supplies that they have such as hemp. They discuss Hicks's potential arrival in Russia, and how they were unable to charter a vessel for him.

Ships Mentioned: Thames, Nixon

1805
Box: 37 Folder : 4 Letters: Spear

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients with the surname Spear, including Arthur Spear and Preble Spear. Arthur Spear discusses shipping cargo such as brown sugar, potash, and cotton. He discusses price changes as a result of the war. A majority of the correspondence is in regard to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Olive Branch

1805
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Letters: T-Z

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Charles Tayleur, George Thompson, James Underhill, and Mary White. In multiple letters, Charles Tayleur discusses the dissolution of the partnership Tayleur & Park, and how he will continue on his own. George Thompson discusses the sale of mahogany and the shipment of other goods. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Milford

1805
Box: - Letters: 1806 A-P
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Letters: A-B

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Thomas Astley, Thomas Beedlemaker, Roger Benson, and Robert & John Bolton. Thomas Beedlemaker discusses how he is starting a new firm under his own name. Belfour, Ellah, Rainals, & Co. discuss how all American ships entering Holland are subject to a quarantine or will not be admitted at port due to an illness.

Ships Mentioned: Thames

1806
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Letters: C-D

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including William Carver; George Champion; Alex Coffin; Cramer, Smith & Co.; John Cropper; and Cropper, Benson, & Co. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters—predominantly accounting.

1806
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Letters: E-H

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Edward Forbes; H.B. Gardner; John Hall & Co; Harvey, Deaves, & Harvey; and James Howland. Edward Forbes writes how he is glad that Hicks was unable to send flaxseed, as Forbes would have sustained heavy losses. Gould Brothers & Co. discuss the scarcity of wheat in Prussia. Ships Mentioned: Beaver

1806
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Letters: J-N

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Robert Jenkins & Co; John Heaney; Knof & Laurie; Jason LaFontaine; Ludlow & Cornwall; and George McConnell. Robert Jenkins & Co. writes about the procurement and sale of bricks. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters

1806
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Letters: O-P

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including James Oliver; George Otis; Thomas Potts; Thomas Power; and Preble Spear. The correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods.

1806
Box: - Letters: 1806 R-Z
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 39 Folder : 1 Letters: R-Z (Except Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Thomas Rotch; Arthur Spear; Strange & Co.; and Thomas Sturge. Arthur Spear writes about price changes due to an outbreak of war in Europe. Strange & Co. discusses an English blockade of their ports, and how they are going to be in great need of foreign goods in a few months times. They also discuss the sale of goods such as flour and flaxseed.

Ships Mentioned: Victory

1806
Box: 39 Folder : 2 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They write about how goods are going to depreciate in value if the French do what they had planned. They send a letter with the status of multiple goods in order to give Hicks an idea of what is appropriate to send and what is not. They also write often of financial matters.

Ships Mentioned: Mary

1806
Box: 39 Folder : 3 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They write about a dispute with Richard Hallet, how he owes them money, and how they plan on getting it back. They discuss talks of peace in Paris, and then later inform Hicks that peace talks had ended with no positive result. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

1806
Box: 39 Folder : 4 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (3)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale and shipment of goods such as flour-and they write about how demand has become limited. They write about how they have good reason to believe that a peace has been reached between France and Russia.

Ships Mentioned: Mary

1806
Box: 39 Folder : 5 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (4)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They predominantly discuss shipping goods to Gottenburg, and asks Hicks to send goods that he thinks would sell well.

Ships Mentioned: Mary, Robert Bolton

1806
Box: - Letters: 1807 A-Z
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Box: 40 Folder : 1 Letters: A-C

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including John Aiken, Richard Blow, Robert & John Bolton, Joseph Burton, William Carver, and Rebecca Cottle. Isaac Coffin gives Hicks power of attorney over the estate of Captain Cottle. Rebecca Cottle also writes to Hicks to allow him to handle her father's business matters. She also asks Hicks multiple times to settle an account. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Thames

1807
Box: 40 Folder : 2 Letters: D-H

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Jacob Dohrman, Henry Drinker, and Edward Forbes. Jacob Dohrman discusses the difficulty selling goods in France. Henry Drinker discusses the probate of Mr. Thomas Potts. Edward Forbes writes how an event between a British man of war ship and an American ship alarmed him. He also writes asking Hicks to send money that he is owed from interest and dividends.

1807
Box: 40 Folder : 3 Letters: J-M

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Robert Jenkins & Co., and Joseph Lindsay. Robert Jenkins & Co. discuss obtaining money owed from Gilbert Jenkins, and paying creditors. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Thames, George

1807
Box: 40 Folder : 4 Letters: O-R (Except Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including James Oliver, George Otis, and John Potts. James Oliver discusses stocks and other financial matters, selling clothes, and legal matters such as obtaining money from a debtor. Judah Paddock writes how his sister Ann is recovering from an illness that was the result of a fall. A majority of the remainder of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters.

1807
Box: 40 Folder : 5 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss a treaty of Amity between England and the United States, but state that the treaty cannot be made public until it is ratified by both countries. They discuss the declining price of cotton. They also discuss how England is prohibiting some trade by neutral vessels from ports under the control of France.

1807
Box: 40 Folder : 6 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss the speculation of goods like grains, and the scarcity of pot ashes and cotton. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters, such as the sale of goods.

1807
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (3)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss the progress of sales, and state how the sale of flour is dwindling. They discuss the increased demand for cotton. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to the sale of goods.

1807
Box: 40 Folder : 8 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (4)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss how they have not had much success in selling the goods that Hicks had sent them. A majority of the correspondence is in the regards to the sale and shipment of goods.

1807
Box: 40 Folder : 9 Letters: S-Z

Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including, A. Smith, Strange & Co., and Thomas Sturge. They primarily discuss the sale and shipment of goods-mostly tobacco, cotton, and flour, and other regular business matters.

Ships Mentioned: Perseverance

1807
Box: - Letters: 1808-1820 (Including letters to his wife)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 41 Folder : 1 Letters: A-L

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Charles Biddle, Robert & John Bolton, Culpeper Bridges, Mark Coffin, Rebecca Cottle, John Cropper, Robert Jenkins & Co., and George Hussey. Robert & John Bolton discuss a settlement with Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan, and the invoice for the shipment of bales of cotton. Cropper, Benson, & Co. discuss the importations of new cotton and the subsequent fluctuation in pricing. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters.

1808
Box: 41 Folder : 2 Letters: M-Z (Except Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients, including Seth Macy, Judah Paddock, Levi Reen, James Oliver, and George Otis. A majority of the correspondence is in regards to regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods, as well as accounting matters

Ships Mentioned: Benjamin

1808
Box: 41 Folder : 3 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (1)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. They discuss the sale and shipment of goods, including a few letters regarding cheese. They discuss the changing prices of American produce. They discuss the cessation of hostilities with Spain, and other political issues.

1808
Box: 41 Folder : 4 Letters: Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan (2)

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his client, Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. The correspondence is primarily in regards to regular business matters such as the sale and shipment of goods. They also discuss an embargo in the United States and how that has affected trade.

1808
Box: 41 Folder : 5 Letters to his wife

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence from Isaac Hicks to his wife Sara(h) (also addressed as Sally), a letter from Sara(h) to Hicks, and other letters to Sarah from friends. A majority of the letters are from Hicks to his wife. He predominantly discusses travel, giving his wife details of his journeys and business meetings. He writes about who he lodged with, and how he was treated. He also briefly discusses some Quaker meetings he attended. One letter is to Sara(h) after the death of her husband, expressing sympathies.

1808-1820
Box: 41 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence

Scope and Contents

This folder includes correspondence to Isaac Hicks from his clients including Ephraim Jones, Judah Paddock, and Jacob Parker. Ephraim Jones writes how he is now able to pay a debt. Judah Paddock discusses how his wife, Mary, enjoys Hicks's company and discusses a potential visit.

It appears this correspondence has been grouped together because there was not enough of any one year to separate them into individual folders. Also included is a more modern spreadsheet with names of individuals, number of letters, date, location, and summary of some of the letters included in this folder.

1809-1820
Box: 42 Alsop & Hicks Letterbook

Scope and Contents

This box is titled 'letter book' from Alsop & Hicks. It contains handwritten copies of outgoing correspondence. It is approximately 2/3 full. There is no sort of index or other organizational tool, though it appears that the letters are organized chronologically. The correspondence appears to be a mixture of letters and orders. A majority of the letters have to do with these orders, such as the costs of the items being shipped and sold, invoices, issues with cargo, and other regular business matters.

Aug 17, 1791-Oct 16, 1796
Box: 43 Alsop & Hicks Letterbook

Scope and Contents

This box contains a letter book from Alsop & Hicks. While titled 'letterbook', it contains handwritten copies of outgoing correspondence. There is no sort of index or other organizational tool, though it appears that the letters are organized chronologically. The correspondence is predominantly letters. These letters primarily discuss the sale and shipment of goods and other business matters.

Dec 1791-Jul 1796

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