George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Capel & Osgood Hanbury, 14 April 1762

From Capel & Osgood Hanbury

London Apl 14. 1762.

Esteemd Friend

We wrote thee per the Fauquier wth thy Accot Currt: it will bring pleasure to us to hear it gets to hand, and proves r⟨ig⟩ht.1 We have got a Copy of the Condemnation of the Joseph from France, and the loss is now adjusting wth the Underwriters.2 We hope per the first opportunity to be favour’d wth some Consignments from thee, and if it be fine Tobacco it will give us a double pleasure as we doubt not of geting a good price for it, and thy kind assistance to forward the dispatch of Capt. ⟨mutilated⟩ we shall acknowlidge as a favour3—⟨mutilated good⟩ Peace is a very desireable Event but we greatly fear the accomplishing of it will be a work of time & occation the farther effusion of human blood. We are wth much Esteem Thy Assurd Friends.

C. & O. Hanbury

LS, ViHi: Custis Papers.

1When the Hanburys wrote this letter on 14 April 1762, GW had not yet received their letter of 1 Oct. 1761, with the account current. The 1 Oct. letter did not arrive at Mount Vernon until late May 1762. See GW to Hanbury, 28 May 1762.

2For the loss of the Joseph with fourteen hogsheads of tobacco, see Hanbury to GW, 20 Mar. 1761, n.4, and 29 July 1762, and GW to Hanbury, 14 July 1761.

3GW’s account with Capel and Osgood Hanbury in Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 66, does not show that GW shipped any more tobacco to Hanbury.

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