George Washington Papers

From Capel & Osgood Hanbury to John Parke Custis, 4 August 1767

From Capel & Osgood Hanbury to John Parke Custis

London Augt 4. 1767

Esteemd Friend

We have the pleasure to advise the safe arrival of Capt. Esten. no care shall be wanting in us to make the most of thy 8 Hhds Tobacco.1 it gives us concern that we are not favourd wth a larger share of thy Consignments we flatter our Selves that our Account Sales are as good as Messrs Carys & Co. by the return of Capt. Esten next Spring let us partake of an equal share & an impartial division as to quality & see who render the best Sales. We are wth esteem Thy Assurd Friends

C. & O. Hanbury

LS, ViHi: Custis Papers. See source note, Hanbury to Custis, 23 Aug. 1763. The letter is addressed “per the Leeds Capt. Anderson.”

1GW on 25 July 1767 in a letter to Hanbury refers to having sent “only” eight hogsheads by Capt. James Esten. See also GW to Robert Cary & Co., 17 May 1767, and note 3.

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