George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Newton, Jr., 30 June 1773

From Thomas Newton, Jr.

Norfolk June 30. 1773.


I received yours of 14th will take care that your Letter to Mr M Mikin shall be forwarded by a vessell that will sail in a few days.1 I now send you the prices of the flour herrings & ship stuf sold for which I hope you’l approve off.2 the first quantity is not all sold yet tho. there is but few barrels left. I am realy at a loss what I shall do with the midlings as the Bakers will not touch them & they will not answer at the West India markets. I am now fitting a vessell for Madeira where I have been inform’d they will answer, if you incline to send them I will ship them for you, your answer will much oblige me by the first post as I expect the vessell will sail in a few weeks.3 We have no demand for ship stuff at present but if you incline to send what you have on hand imagine I cou’d get ten shillings & freight down for it. I am yr Hble Servt

Thomas Newton Junr


1GW’s letter to Newton has not been found, but see GW’s letter of 14 June to Robert McMickan.

2Newton wrote at the bottom of his letter: “Superfine at 16/8 most of it freight paid down payable Octr[.] Ship Stuf—@ 10/—freight paid—payable in July[.] Herrings payable in July at 15/ per Barrell.”

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