George Washington Papers

Osgood Hanbury & Company to John Parke Custis, 1 June 1771

Osgood Hanbury & Company to John Parke Custis

London 1st June 1771

Esteem’d Friend

Our last to Thee was 18 Feby per the Hanbury Capn Esten who we hope long’ere this is safe arriv’d & has made a good progress in her loading so that we may have her home again before the bad weather sets in. This now comes per the Lunn & Lloyd Capn Necks & inclos’d is thy Accot Current with C. & O. Hanbury to 1st Novr last that being the period from which the present firm commences which we hope on examination will be found free from error if otherwise please point it out & it shall be immediately rectified1 the prices at present are from 2¾ to 3¾ per lb. Export & from 9½ to 11 home consumption very fine snuff Tobo will fetch more We shall at all times be glad to receive thy favour & may depend the most shall be made of whatever thee intrusts to our care. We are Thy assur’d Friends

Osgood Hanbury & Co.

P.S. As we have not yet sold all the Hanburys Cargo, We cannot forward the sales by this opportunity but hope to accomplish it soon.

L, ViHi: Custis Papers. On 31 Jan. 1772 Osgood Hanbury & Co. in a letter to GW referred to “Our Letter to Thee of the 1st of June last.” No letter from Hanbury to GW of this date has been found.

1For the arrivals and departures of the Hanbury and the Lunn & Lloyd and for John Parke Custis’s account current, see Hanbury to GW, 18 Feb. 1771, n.1.

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