From George Bowdon
Liverpool [England] 24 march 1761
This I hope will be Convey’d to you by Capt. John Marshall in the Snow Virginian, who is again destined into Potomac River1 by Messrs Crosbies & Trafford to make farther Interest in the Tobacco Comm. way2—and as I shall transact this branch of Business for these Gentlemen, I take this oppertunity in Acquainting you as well as my other Friends, that if you’ll be kind enough to favour Capt. Marshall with a few Hheads of your Tobacco’s upon Tryal perticular ⟨car⟩e will be taken in the Disposal of them to the best advantage, any orders you give for Goods will be punctually comply’d with, and I make no doubt but you will meet with such encouragement as will enable you to ship another year, In Short you may rest yourself Assur’d that do you chuse to make Tryal of these Gentlemen Nothing shall be wanting to render you or any other Shipper all the satisfaction that is in the p⟨ower⟩3 of Sir Yr Most obedt Hble Servant For Messrs Crosbies & Trafford
1. The snow Virginian, Capt. John Marshall, owned by William Trafford & Co., entered South Potomac, 25 May 1761, and cleared outward on 10 Oct. 1761 with thirty-six hogsheads of tobacco.