[Pembroke]: 1815; 1819. 2 leaves. Folio. Letter very good, accounting good, edges chipped and stained, some loss at top edge. Item #43280
Early 19th c. American Navel documents. 1. Retained copy of letter dated May 31, 1819, Pembroke to John Roger, President of the Navy Commissioners Washington by Nathaniel Cushing. "I received your favour of the 24th Instant requesting me to make... anchor one of 846 and one stream of 280 to be delivered with others at Washington... as an extension of our contract... I went to work repairing my works which owing to some of the timbers [becoming] rotten I have but just got them repaired... will have [the anchors] all done certainly by the first of Oct.... [I} have agreed with Messrs. Binney & Ludlow to convey them on to Washington as they are made... 1. An accounting of anchors from at least five firms including N. Cushing. Docket reads: "Accounts of anchors sent to Portsmouth and treasury notes received all settled and all the notes divided and paid Sep. 12, 1815. Nathaniel Cushing (1762-1827) ran an iron works, making anchors in particular, in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Wintertur has a fine collection of his records but not this document.