‘Diary of the Consultations and Transactions of Edward Phipps, Francis Wood Junr. Matthew Raper Junr, William Henry Pigou, George Rogers, Abraham Roebuck, Henry Browne and John Harrison..Resident Supra Cargoes for the Year 1776.’
Manifest of Private Trade
Lord Camden p.265
‘And a Quantity of Goods in Private Trade had been contrary to our expressive Orders landed from the Stafford we thought it absolutely necessary to write Capt. Liell as follows
Finding from undoubted authority that you have unloaded from the Ship Stafford under your Command considerable quantities of Goods contrary to our express orders sent you under date 1st August.
We do therefore for and on behalf of the Hon.ble United East India Company hereby protest against, and make you Capt. Thomas Liell Commander and the Owners of the Ship Stafford liable, and accountable, and prejudice, the said United Company’s trade may suffer by your Disobdience of Orders.
And we further absolutely require that no Goods whatever shall be landed from the Stafford after the receipt hereof’ till you have received permission from us for that purpose.’
Signed by all supercargoes
‘Advice is received of the arrival of the Bretagne a French Ship from the Coast of Coromandel off Macao. The Cargo is said to be English Property consigned to Mr Leslie on board the said Ship and Mr Courtonne, a Danish private Resident.’
Very interesting! In G/12/61 habe ich die cargo list!
Captain Liell and Captain Money signed the following Manifests of Private Trade shipped by them and their Officers on board their respective Ships.
Manifest of Private Trade shipped on board the Stafford (went to St. Helena and further to England)