This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared within the March 1933 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  During the month of July, 1806, there arrived in the port of St. George’s in these islands a sailing ship, the Mercury, from London. She was laden with a cargo of wines and spirits valued at more then ten thousand pounds. This shipment was a venture by William Gosling, a “wine merchant of good…