File id384229 - Letter: From Agents Jacques & Fisher to Sir William Fitzherbert

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Letter: From Agents Jacques & Fisher to Sir William Fitzherbert

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  • 1785 (Creation)

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An informative letter sent by agents Jacques & Fisher to Sir William Fitzherbert, 1st Baronet (1748-1791) updating him with news relating to the running of his plantations in Jamaica. Through his marriage to Sarah Perrin Fitzherbert inherited four sugar planations: Forest, Blue Mountain, Vere and Grange Hill. The letter reports on the purchase of slaves for Vere estate. Of particular interest is a detailed discussion concerning the planned upgrading of a water mill with mill machinery to be purchased from Sir Thomas Champneys, 1st Baronet (1745-1821). Interim measures are outlined for managing the sugar crop for the next season with the existing water mill supported by a cattle mill. Also reported is the sale of a "sett of coppers" intended for Grange estate, "as they could not possibly be hung in the present Boiling House after the damage it sustained in the storm." -Samuel Gedge Ltd.

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