George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Hill, Lamar, & Hill, 28 February 1762

From Hill, Lamar, & Hill

Madeira 28th Feby 1762


Inclosed you have a Bill of Loading for a pipe of pale wine shiped by order of Messrs Moorey Cary & Compy which we doubt not proving to your Satisfaction a few months hence having been carefully selected.1 It is 40/ per pipe cheaper than the particular wines of last year & promises to be much better than any we saw of the former vintage.

We shall value on those Gent. for the Cost as at bottom.2 We are very respectfully, Sir Your most obliged humb: Servts

Hill Lamar & Hill

No. GWA1

A pipe of wine £28. 0.0
10 @Ct for Virga gauge 2.16.0
£30.16.  Stg


1For GW’s order, see GW to Robert Cary & Co., 1–6 Aug. 1761. John Moorey was partner in the Cary company.

2GW received the wine in June and seems not to have been pleased with it. See GW to Robert Cary & Co., 20 June, 30 Sept. 1762, and GW to Mayne, Burn, & Mayne, 6 Aug. 1762.

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