|dc.description||Fonds consists of correspondence between Wakeman Burritt and his business
associates, as well as receipts and documents concerning the shipping vessels
Brig Cannon, Brig Eunice, Brig Sampson, and several other vessels.
Reference is made in some documents to the effects of politics on commerce,
most notably the Embargo Act of 1807 and the War of 1812.
The correspondence consists of 53 letters, 40 of the letters being addressed to
Wakeman Burritt, with the remaining 13 letters being retained copies of letters
written by Burritt to Samuel Cannon. There are also 17 letters written to
Burritt by LeGrand Cannon of Norwalk, CT. The remaining letters to Burritt
consist of two letters from his wife Grace Burritt, and other business
associates, including Thomas Andrews, Stephen Arnold, Ezra Burr, Talcott
Burr, Talmon Burr, Wm. M. Betty & Co., Samuel Cannon, Edward Jessup,
Hugh Knox, Jonathan Meigs, Samuel Morehouse, Stephen Morehouse, W &
B St. John, Oliver Sherman, Anthony Stow, and Ogden Richards Weldon.
The shipping vessel material includes 52 documents concerning Brig Eunice,
27 documents for Brig Sampson, 14 documents for Brig Cannon, and 18
miscellaneous documents for vessels such as the Schooners Maria, Hope,
Nassau, and Henry, Sloops Fox and Sally, and the Brig Diana and Emeline.
The documents include receipts for piloting into port, for wharfage, and for
supplies and repairs, as well as lists of disbursements, freight lists, and
payments made to men working on the ships.||en_US