From Amos Strettell
Philada 4th August 1772
By yesterdays post I recd a Letter from our mutual good Friend Coll Fielding Lewis—ordering £600 Pensilva. Currency Insurance For your acct on 273 Barls Supfine Burr Flour shippd on board the Brigt. Fairfax Samuel Brodie M[aste]r, but as I am not advisd where she is bound, nor cannot by any means discover, as the Ship Entrys are not printed in the late Virginia papers,1 I am obligd to wait his or your Information; on rect whereof, my best Endeavours shall be us’d to procure your Insurance on the most Favourable terms2 wch may be in the power of Sir, Your very Hble servt
No time should be lost in advising me where the Brigt. is bound to.
Amos Strettell was a Philadelphia merchant.
2. See Strettell to GW, 18 August. On 30 Aug. GW entered the following in his Cash Memoranda, 1772-75 description begins “Pocket-day-Book or Cash-Memorandums,” 9 Aug. 1772–27 May 1773, 29 May 1773–22 March 1774, 26 Oct. 1774–3 May 1775. Manuscript in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. 24 March-31 October 1774. Manuscript in Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif. description ends : “Credit Colo. Fieldg Lewis by Amos Strettell Esqr. of Phila. for Premo of Inse on Flour 600£ Pensa—£18.5.0.”