From Scott, Pringle, Cheap, & Company
Madeira 2d August 1766
We beg leave to return you our hearty thanks for your very polite attention to our Charles Murray whilest on his journey through your province, & agreeable to the order you gave him, we have the pleasure to inclose you bill of lading for One butt of our choice prime wine put onboard the Alexandria, Capt. Montgomery for account & Consigned you1—You will please observe that this butt is of best Staves & trimed with ten Iron hoops so we hope it will sustain no loss by leakage & that the wine will get safe & prove agreeable having we assure you taken great pains in the Choice: & for the Cost & Charges on same being
|1 butt of best wine containing 150 Gallons shipped onboard at the rate of £26. steg regular pipe of 110 Gallons||£35. 9.1|
|extra Charge of the butts being of Hamburg Staves trimed wth 10 Iron hoops||2. 5.|
Scott Pringle Cheap & Co.
LS, ViMtvL. The letter is addressed “ Capt. Montgomery Q.D.C.”
1. The Alexandria, John Montgomerie captain, brought wine from Madeira into the Potomac on 8 Sept. 1766. For GW’s order of wine, see GW to Robert Cary & Co., 23 June 1766. The bill of lading is at ViMtvL.