Joseph Birdsall business letter from Joseph Burr, 1767

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Title

Joseph Birdsall business letter from Joseph Burr, 1767

Subject

Birdsall, Joseph, 1739-1824.

Burr, Joseph
Business correspondence
Business enterprises
General stores
Salt

Description

Business letter from Joseph Burr to Joseph Birdsall, to whom Burr sold wholesale goods. In the letter, Burr requests that Birdsall come and "fetch the salt soon." He also mentions that he may able to obtain some rum should Birdsall want some.

The address on the top of the letter is "Cow Neck," which was the name settlers gave to the peninsula that juts into Manhasset Bay to the west, Long Island Sound to the north and Hempstead Harbor to the east.

Note: Birdsall owned a general store in Jerusalem (present-day Wantagh), N.Y. He was also a surveyor, a partner in a grist mill, a teacher in the Jerusalem school, and a lieutenant in the loyalist militia.

Date

June 6, 1767

Contributor

O'Connor, Michael

Rights

Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Format

Letter

Is Part Of

Carman Family Collection (Box 5, Folder 4)

Files

Joseph Birdsall business letter from Joseph Burr, 1767.jpg

Citation

“Joseph Birdsall business letter from Joseph Burr, 1767,” Hofstra University Library Special Collections: Digital Collections, accessed February 29, 2024, https://omeka.hofstra.edu/items/show/4483.

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