n this, the oldest invoice we have in the Robert Roberts Archive, the wholesaler George Crosfield of Liverpool, writes apologetically to a customer Mr Thomas of Penmachno. Obviously they did not have a large enough stock of treacle so they sent molasses instead
Respected Friend, we were out of Treacle when we received thy order; it has become very scarce, we hope the above will please. The Sugar Market is at present steady. Kind Respects, Geo Crosfield.