From Hill, Lamar & Hill
Madeira 28th March 1760
Agreeable to an order we received from Messrs Cary & Co.1 inclosed you have a Bill of Loading for a pipe of wine which although very dear we hope will prove Satisfactory after Standing a Summer to Show its quality in which as well as the Color we have endeavored Carefully to please you. The demand for new wines having been pretty brisk & the expectation of a Wt India Convoy touching here make the Portuguese stand out for Such extravagant prices as the English Factory have hither to been obliged to pay.
At bottom you will observe the Cost for which we shall value on Messrs Cary & Co.
We are with much respect to you & Mrs Washington Sir Your most ready & obliged Friends
Hill Lamar & Hill
|a pipe of wine||£26.10.|
|10 for the Virga gauge||2.13.|
The wine merchants Hill, Lamar & Hill sent to Martha Custis a bill of lading on 29 Mar. 1759 for a pipe of wine and a “box of Citron” by the order of Capel & Osgood Hanbury (ViHi: Custis Papers).