George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Capel & Osgood Hanbury, 26 August 1759

To Capel & Osgood Hanbury

Mount Vernon 26th Augt 1759


I shall draw upon you in a few days to the Amount of about £150 in two Setts of Exchange: the one payable to Messrs Champe and Hunter of Virginia and the other to Mr Richd Washington of London.1 I did not think it amiss to give you this earliest advice (via Whitehaven) of my Intentions but should not have doubted your Acceptance of my Bills without it as I in a former of the 12th June advertisd you of my Marriage with Mrs Martha Custis Relict of Danl P. Custis Esqr. deceasd—by which I am empowerd to draw for the Estates money in your hands. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

LB, in GW’s hand, DLC:GW.

1In Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 66, GW records drawing on Capel & Osgood Hanbury a draft of £50 “in favr of Richd Washington—my own” and one of £99 “in favr of Colo. Champe.” In a letter to the Hanburys, 20 Sept. 1759, GW indicated that he drew the bill for Champe and Hunter on 10 Sept. and for Richard Washington on 20 September. Col. John Champe, planter and justice of the peace, and James Hunter, Sr. (d. 1785), a merchant, planter, and iron manufacturer, were leading citizens of King George County.

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