George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Cary & Company, 5 December 1773

To Robert Cary & Company

Williamsburg Decr 5th 1773


In a Letter of the 10th Ulto I inform’d you of a purchase I had in contemplation. I have now made it, & have drawn the following Bills upon you, which please to pay & place to the Acct of Mr Custis, for whose benefit the Lands are bought1—viz.

To Peyton Randolph John Page & Charles Carter Esqrs. £3679.5 4th Decr 1773.
To Edwd Charlton 350   Do Do Do
To Benjn Walker Esqr. 100   3 Do Do
 Ditto 100   4 Do Do
 Ditto 100   5 Do Do
To Mrs Margaret Hunter 100   4 Do Do

I have no doubt of the above Bills meeting with due honour—& having nothing further to add at this time shall conclude Gentn Yr Most Hble Servt

Go: Washington


1These bills of exchange were partial payment for Falls plantation which William Black was buying from William Byrd III’s trustees, Peyton Randolph and Byrd’s brothers-in-law, John Page and Charles Carter of Cleve. See Bond to William Black, 30 Nov., n.2. See also GW to Cary, 10 Nov., nn.3, 4, and 6.

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