George Washington Papers

Capel & Osgood Hanbury to John Parke Custis, 20 August 1765

Capel & Osgood Hanbury to John Parke Custis

London Augt 20. 1765

Esteemd Friend

It gives us a real concern that we are not favourd wth any part of thy Crops per the Hanbury this Summer—we assure thee that all possible Care should be taken by us to make the most of it & we flatter ourselvs that we can & do render as good Accots Sales as any Mercht at this Port for Tobacco of the same quality sold at the same time1—as we have not had a line from thee2 shall not now add farther then to say that we hope shall not another Year be without some of thy favours. We are wth Esteem Thy Assurd Friends

C. & O. Hanbury

LS, ViHi: Custis Papers. See source note in Hanbury to John Parke Custis, 23 Aug. 1763. The letter is addressed “per the Leeds Capt. [John] Anderson.” The Leeds, which arrived in York River the last week in October, also carried George Mercer, newly appointed as commissioner for stamps for Virginia (Virginia Gazette, [supplement; Royle; Williamsburg], 25 Oct. 1765).

1GW wrote the Hanburys on 20 Sept. 1765 that he was sending them twelve hogsheads of John Parke Custis’s tobacco. The last shipment had been in 1763. See GW to Hanbury, 26 April 1763.

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