George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Capel & Osgood Hanbury, 11 September 1762

To Capel & Osgood Hanbury

Mount Vernon 11th Septr 1762


On Board the America Captn Lewis1 I have Shipped you Twelve hhds of Master John Parke Custis’s Tobacco on which please to make Insurance so as to receive Ten pounds pr hhd in case of Loss. The amount of Sales when the Tobacco is received & Sold must be placed to his Credit. I am Gentn Yr mo. obedient

Go: Washington

ALB, DLC:GW. GW noted at the end of his copy of the letter, “Sent to New York—to go by the Packet.”

1The Hanburys’ America, John Lewis master, cleared York River bound for London on 12 Oct. carrying 375 hogsheads of tobacco and a large number of staves.

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