To Robert Cary & Company
Mount Vernon Feby 20th 1772
On the 25th of last Month I drew upon you in favour of the Revd Mr Boucher, Tutor to Mr Custis, for Fifty pounds Sterling which please to pay and place to the Acct of this young Gentlemen.1
I have been impatiently waiting for my Goods, being much in want of the Millstones, having heard nothing from you in respect to them since the 12th of Septr though Captn Montgomerie (immediately from London in about Eight Weeks Passage) arrived in this River about the first of January—I hope to receive them by Walker who I understa⟨nd⟩ is daily expected2 and am Gentn Yr Most Hble Servt
2. Cary’s letter of 12 Sept. 1771 conveyed by Capt. John Montgomerie has not been found. The millstones are included in Cary’s invoice of 3 Dec. 1771, and the ship bringing them, the Trimley, James Page master, had just entered the Potomac (see Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:90). Walker is probably Capt. James Walker.