Holker Papers, Benjamin Franklin Collection,
Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New
Capt. Dean's Instructions, Outfit.
Articles of Agreement between the Owners of the
Sloop Experiment, Outfit. Smith, The Empress of China, 69-72.
Date of departure noted in Stewart & Jones to
Hans Crevey, 21 June 1786, Stewart & Jones
Letter Book 1780-1786.
Portage Bill - Sloop Experiment, Outfit.
Rhys Richards, "United States Trade With China,
1784-1814," American Neptune, 54 (1994)
Special Supplement, 10.
Sl. Experiment's Disbursements, Outfit.
Capt. Dean's Instruction, Outfit.
8 June 1786, Stewart & Jones Letter Book 1780-1786.
Invoice of [goods]...ship'd on board the Sloop
Experiment at Canton in China by Stewart Dean
on ace' & risque of Mess" Stewart Jones & co of
New York. Outfit.
Richards, "United States Trade," 10.
Experiment's Disbursements, Outfit.
New-York Journal and Weekly Register, 26 Apr.
1787. New York Independent Journal, 25 Apr. 1787.
Stewart & Jones to Shirley, Bangor & Company,
23 Apr. 1797, Stewart & Jones Letter Book
1787-1795, New-York Historical Society.
Transactions at a Meeting of the Owners, Outfit.
New York Independent Journal, 2 May 1787.
Meeting at New-York, written by William Laight,
William Laight's calculations, and Capt. Dale's
MicheI-Guillaume St. Jean de Cravecoeur, Journey
into Northern Pennsylvania and the State of
New York, translated by Clarissa Spencer Bostelmann
(Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1964), 117,125.
The only American ships close to the size of East
Indiamen to call at Canton were the Massachusetts (820 tons)
in 1790 and the America (700 tons) in 1809. Richards,
"United States Trade," 13, 57.
Great Britain, Parliament, Sessional Papers:
1821 (Dublin: Irish University Press Area Studies, 1971)
7:61-62, Great Britain, Parliament,
Sessional Papers: 1830 (Dublin: Irish University
Press Area Studies, 1971) 6:371,487-489.
Brian L. Evans, "Ginseng: Root of Chinese-Canadian
Relations,' Canadian.Historical Review, 66 (1985), 21-23.
Second Report of the Select Committee appointed to take into
consideration the Export Trade of Great Britain to the
East Indies, House of Commons Sessional Papers
of the Eighteenth Century, 91, East India Co.,
1793-96, Sheila Lambert, ed. (Wilmington, DE:
Scholarly Research, 1975), 57.
New York Independent Journal, 25 Apr. 1787.
Italics added to ship's names.