George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Capel & Osgood Hanbury, 25 November 1759

To Capel & Osgood Hanbury

Virga 25th Novr 1759.


On Board a Ship of Mr Mills’s (Virga) calld the Deliverance I have Shipd 20 Hhds Tobo for your House which please to Insure in the usual manner1—and sell to the best Advantage of Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt

Go: Washington

LB, in GW’s hand, DLC:GW.

1The Deliverance, a ship owned by James Mills, had a Williamsburg registry. According to memoranda that GW wrote at the beginning of his 1760 Almanac (see the note in Appendix F in Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761), the tobacco in the hogsheads sent to the Hanburys was raised by Joseph Valentine on the Custis York plantations.

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