Capel & Osgood Hanbury to John Parke Custis
London June 20th 1768
Inclos’d we send the Sales of thy 8 Hhds Tobacco the Hanbury, Nt proceeds £114.1 ⟨Mutilated⟩, hope they will meet with thy approbation, of which it will give us pleasure to be inform’d. We have just had the satisfaction of receiving our friend Geo: Washingtons favor of 5th May The Insurance therein directed on 10 Hhds of thy Tobacco by Capt. Esten, shall be duly made, and no endeavours of ours shall be wanting in the disposal of the Tobacco when it arrives—On the other side is a sketch of thy Account as it stands in our Books, and as we are drawing out our friends Accots Currt and intend forwarding them very soon; thy regular Accot will then be sent.2 We are with great Esteem Thy assured Friends
C. & O. Hanbury
LS, endorsed by GW, ViHi: Custis Papers.
1. The enclosure may be the sketch account written at the end of the letter. These eight hogsheads sold for a total of £114.5.1.
2. The sketch account shows John Parke Custis with a balance of £585.1.1 sterling, after a charge of £100 for GW’s bill directed to James Gibson in April 1768. The regular account, dated 31 July 1768, is in ViHi: Custis Papers.