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To George Washington from Capel & Osgood Hanbury, 20 June 1768

From Capel & Osgood Hanbury

London June 20th 1768

Esteemd Friend

We have now before us thy favor of 5th May the contents of which are duly noticed—The Insurce on the 10 Hhds Tobacco belonging to J. P. Custis on board the Hanbury shall be made1—inclos’d is our Letter to him left open for thy perusal to which refer respecting the state of his Account under our care2—If at any time thee should have Tobacco to spare, we should be oblig’d to thee for thy Consignments—We avoid mentioning any thing of political matters, being too unpleasing a subject to write upon, therefore have only to add that, we are with much Esteem Thy assured Friends

C. & O. Hanbury

LS, ViHi: Custis Papers.

1For a discrepancy in the number of hogsheads of tobacco shipped aboard the Hanbury, James Esten captain, which sailed on 13 July 1768, see GW to Hanbury, 5 May 1768, n.2, and Joseph Valentine to GW, 25 June 1768.

2See the enclosure.

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