George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Newton, Jr., 27 June 1774

From Thomas Newton, Jr.

Norfolk June 27. 1774


Agreeable to my promise I now beg leave to inform you that I am of opinion flour will answer at this market; that is, it will sell for 16/8 & the freight. The two hundred barrells received whilst I was in Williamsburg is sold for that price & make no doubt that I cou’d dispose of as much more for the same.1 the bread still sticks on hand, tho. I am in hopes it will go off in a short time. should you incline to send any down please to let it come by the first oppertunity as the season coming is no way favorable to this article.2 I am in hopes of establising some constant customers for your flour, as I have at last prevailed on the bakers to make a tryall of some of it & the baker who has purchased has all flying to him for bread, which makes me think he will be glad of a constant supply. I am Yr Hble Servt

Thomas Newton Jr

N.B. I have forwarded the herrings to Coll Bassett.


2For the “bread,” see GW to Newton, 14 Dec. 1773, and note 1 of that document.

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