CREASES, WEAR, STAINING, TEARS AND YELLOWING THAT COMES WITH AGE. PLEASE VIEW ALL PHOTOS CAREFULLY. Pierce Sweetman moved to his native Newbawn in 1796, entrusting the diminished trade at Waterford to a relative and taking over one of his fathers large farms. A few years later he installed his family in a fashionable villa on the banks of the Slaney, in Wexford, and resumed the role of a mobile merchant, travelling between Poole, Placentia Newfoundland, and Waterford to stimulate trade. Pierce quitted Newfoundland permanently in 1803 and settled in Waterford. His brother Michael, who had married the only daughter and heir of Thomas Saunders, was left in charge at Placentia. Following Thomas Saunderss death in 1808, the Sweetmans became the sole owners and Waterford the exclusive European base of the enterprise. Pierce Sweetman sent his son Roger F. To Placentia in 1813 to revitalize a languishing trade. Together they rebuilt the firm. He was one of the few merchants in Ireland to continue in this migratory, transatlantic mode of trade, which by then had become archaic. Many of the indentured servants he sent out stayed on the island. Some settled in Placentia Bay and their numerous descendants are still there, the most striking consequence of an enduring mercantile enterprise. Few Irish merchants influenced migration and colonization overseas to this extent, and none is as clearly remembered for it in Irish Newfoundland folk tradition. EXCEPTIONAL PIECE OF NEWFOUNDLAND HISTORY. Please pay within 3 days. Please message any questions or concerns you may have! The item “1821 NEWFOUNDLAND SCRIP NOTE PIERCE SWEETMAN RARE NOTE” is in sale since Friday, November 03, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Paper Money\ World\North & Central America\Canada\Bank of Canada”. The seller is “needleanchor” and is located in Paradise, Newfoundland And Labrador. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom.