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When I wrote to you on the 14th Ulto neither your Letters nor my Goods by Captn Johnston were come to hand. now both are receivd; and I must beg leave to point out some mistakes which I have discoverd in them. and first in regard to the Accounts which you sent. In these there are several Errors which need rectifying as you will perceive by perusing the Inclosd Accounts —Copied from my Books,...
An Indisposition which I have been under 3 or 4 Months inducd me to take a trip Northward to try the effects of Exercise and our Mountain Air upon my disorder —I find some benefit from the Journey—but not returning till within these few days I came too late to make out and send my Invoices by the Fleet. however no disappointment of Goods will follow from thence I hope because there will be...
Herewith you will receive sundry Invoices for Goods wanted, those for my own and the Childrens use please to send by Captn Johnston or the first Vessell bound for this River in the Spring—Mrs Dandridges must go in a Ship for York —I cannot make out an Account of the necessarys which may be wanting for my own and Master Custis’s Plantations on York River till I go down there which will happen...
Invoice of Sundry Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. and Co. for the use of George Washington—Virginia 800 Ells Oznabrigs 300 Yds best Cotton 4 pieces best Dutch Blanketting 2 pieces Fearnought 4 dozn pr very large Pld Hose 4 dozn pr of a Size Smaller 2 dozn pair for boys & Girls 2 pieces of Irish Linnen @3/6 1 piece ditto @2/ 2 pieces ditto @1/ 1 piece Irish Oznab: to be soft & white...
I came to this place last Night, and find that the Articles containd in the Inclosd Invoices are wanted for mine and Master Custis’s Plantation’s on York River, please therefore to send them as there directed and charge the amounts to our respective Accounts. We have little or no News stirring, our Assembly is at present Convend to grant Supplies for carrying on the War against the Cherokee...
By way of Whiteha[ve]n I am furnished with an oppertunity of desiring the favour of you to place the last half years Interest due on Bank-Stock at Michaelmas, to the credit of Miss Patcy Custis’s Account and that you will for the time to come appropriate the said Interest as it arises to the same use that Stock being Assigned her in part of her Fortune. If this Letter shoud reach your hands in...
A Relation and Friend of mine having desired me to send for a Post Chariot for him, I now do it in the Words of his own Memm which are as follows. “Colo. Washington to send for a neat light Post Chariot for F.L. of a price not exceeding One hundred pounds Sterling and to have light Harness for Six Horses. To desire the favour of the Merchant not to let the Tradesman know it is to be sent...
Your unacknowledged favours of the 26th June 10th Augt 16 & 19th Septr and the 19th of Octr following now lye before —in that one of Augt 10th I perceive you bring the shortness of some of the Bundles of the Tobo Shipped in the Bland to acct for the lowness of the Price —That some of the Tobo was small I shall not undertake to dispute, but at the sametime I must observe that it was clean &...
The Inclosed is a Copy of my last (of the 28th May) the intent of this is to tell you that I was in an error when I said Mr Athaws had given Mr Fairfax 12½. for his Tobo. The Acct I then saw was by Letter and appeared to be as I wrote 12½. but since my observation of this matter in my last I have seen a more distinct acct rendered to Mr Carlyle who is acting Attorney for Mr Fairfax and there...
The other side contains a Copy of my last, since which I have received from Messrs Hill Lamar & Hill a pipe of Wine price in Madeira £30.16 Sterl: for which they value upon you. I have also received advice of Seventy Sacks of Salts coming into Rappa. River from Mr Backhouse on my Acct. Mr Lewis who gives this Information has promised to send it round but the expences & trouble attending this...
On board the Nautilus Captn Boyes I have consigned you Twenty two hhds of my Tobacco, and Thirty of Master Custis; and in the Brunswick Captn Hurling from James River there are Ten more of mine, and Twenty nine of Master Custis’s to your address likewise on which please to make proper Insurance. I have just received advice, that Captn Cuzzens in the Unity after having been at Sea sometime...
The Inclosed is a Copy of my last for Insurance on Tobacco’s as therein mentioned. I have now to acknowledge the receipt of your favours of April the 10th and 1st of May following, accompanying my Goods in the Unity, which came regularly to hand (and without damage) except the box of Shoes (said to be sent to Portsmouth) these have never yet appeared, nor do I know to whom to apply for them,...
Since mine of the 18th the Lætitia is arrived, and the Box of Shoes for Miss Custis come to hand; but of so small a size as not to fit her. I have already directed Thirty one Hhds of my Tobacco to be put on board that Ship, on which please to make Insurance in such a manner as to receive Eight pounds pr hhd in case of loss. Her arriving at the time she did, was fortunate, (since she did not...
As I got to this place after the Fleet Sailed I am obliged to make use of a Scotch Ship bound to Glasgow to forward the Inclosed Invoices for Goods, which please to send, and charge as there directed. I am left in a very odd Situation in regard to the Tobacco which I kept for, and expected had gone in the Lætitia—many oppertunities I refused of putting it on board other Ships that offered...
Invoice of Sundry Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. and Company for the use of George Washington—Virga 5 pieces best Oznabrigs 2 pieces best Welch Cotton 3 dozn pair largest & best plaid hose 3 dozn pair midling Ditto 6 lb. Shoe thread 20 lb. brown thread 3 lb. coloured Ditto 6 groce common horn buttons As much light Cloth coloured Shag as will make 4 Suits of Cloaths for Servants together...
My Letters of the 18th & 30th of Septr & 15th Novr following fully explains my sentiments relative to the Tobacco’s lately Shipped, and other matters therein mentioned; but I have your favours of the 10th & 24th of August 30th of Octor & 4th of Decr now lying before me, & shall remark upon, and answer such parts of them as require it. In regard to the Estates Balle then in your hands, I must...
My acquaintance and friend Collo. Robert Stewart, late of the Virginia Regiment, will pay you on my Acct Bills of Excha: or money to the amount of £302 Sterl. which please to receive & place to the Credit of Gentn Yr Most Hble Servt ALB , DLC:GW . GW probably wrote this on the same day, 27 April, that he wrote the letter to Robert Stewart in which this was enclosed. See GW to Stewart, 2 May...
The Inclosed presents you a Copy of my Letter of the 26th of April, since which your favour of the 7th of March advising of the Nautilus’s arrival is come to hand. Your taking no notice in that or any other Letter of one I wrote you from Williamsburg on the 15th of November, inclosing my several Invoices, gives me some uneasiness, as a disappointment of the Goods therein required woud put me...
Captn Boyes has engaged my Tobacco to go in the Tryal Captn William McGachin I shall in consequence put 48 Hhds on board that Ship on which please to Insure so as to receive in case of loss Five pounds per Hhd —a sum not equivalent, but will be some compensation in case of accidents. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt ALB , DLC:GW . William McGachen, captain of the ship Tryal , cleared...
Your Letters of the 13th and 23d of April last are all that have come to hand since mine of the 13th of June —I am sorry to find that my Tobacco which was intended by Hammond, and which he ought to have taken (after runng me to the expence of Insurance &ca) is likely to come to so unfavourable a Market as your Letter of the 13th seems to bespeake —under such manifest disappointments and losses...
Invoice of Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. and Company for the use of George Washington—Virga 25 M 4d. Nails 50 M 8d. Ditto 50 M 10d. Ditto 25 M 20d. Ditto 1 dozn very course, large & strong Carpenters Gouges 1 dozn narrow headg Chissels fit for strg course Wk 6 large broad axes—of the best k[in]d 6 cheap Iron (varnished) Locks for Chamber Doors—6 Inches by 3½ to have different Keys 1...
Since mine of the 27th Ulto Captn McGachin who will do me the favour to deliver this, and who for several years past has commanded a Convict Ship into this River (a service neither consistent with his Inclinations or Health to persevere in) has expressed a desire of being recommended to the Command of the Ship which you have given us Reasons to expect into Potomack —A Request I do most readily...
Captn Mather whom I met with at this place a day or two ago, seeming to be pretty much distressd to compleat his Loading before the lay days are out, I shall, in order to facilitate his dispatch, give him all the Tobacco I have ready upon York River amounting to Fifty two Hhds, on which please to make Insurance and proportion the charge hereafter for I cannot at this Instant tell what part is...
The Inclosed is a Copy of my last of the 22d Ulto—We have been curiously entertained of late with the description of an Engine lately constructed (I beleive in Switzerland, and undergone some Improvements since in England) for taking up Trees by the Roots—among other things it is related that Trees of considerable Diameter are forced up by this Engine—that Six hands in working one of them will...
The Copy of your Letter of the 13th of February—by Talman—is come to hand, but for want of the account Inclosed in the Original I am at a loss to conceive how my ballance can possibly be so much as £1811.1.1 in your favour, or Master Custis’s so little as £1407.14.7 in his; however as the several accts will shew what Articles are charged and credited—without which there can be no judging—I...
Since my last of the first of May I have received the Goods by Boyes, likewise the Nails pr Watson, with the Letters Accounts of Sales Accounts Current &ca which accompanied them—as also another Letter of the 28th of March by Captn Hooper. It might possibly answer very little purpose were I to enter into a minute detail of the Reasons that have caused me to fall so much in arrears to you and...
Invoice of Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of George Washington—Potomk Rivr Virga 2 pieces of Welch Cotton 4 dozn pr Plaid Hose No. 4 4 dozn pr Do Do N. 3 1 ps. Scarlet Shallon 2 ps. course Hessens 5 ps. Oznabrigs—or &ca fit for Negroes ware 2 ps. Irish Linnen @1/3 1 ps. Do Do @1/8 1 ps. Do Do @3/6 1 ps. brown Holland 1 knife for cuttg Hay 2 Iron Stew pan’s with close...
You will now receive Invoices for such Goods as are wanting for Master Custis and myself on York Rivr which I beg may be sent as early as possible as the Hoes will be very much wanted (owing to the useless ones lately sent) and the Seins come too late for the fishing Season if any ways delayed. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt ALB , DLC:GW . The invoices are in DLC:GW . These goods for the...
Since my last, I have got Six Hhds more of my Tobacco from the Mountains, and have put them on board the Polly Ogle Captn Benja. Dawson to your address—Please to have them Insured—these are all I coud get down for this Ship —there yet remains four or five others which I suppose must continue for the Spring Shipping as there is but little chance of getting them forwarded this Fall. I am Gentn...
Herewith you will receive Copys of my last Letters (of the 20th of Septr and 8th of October) —also a Bill of Loading for the Six Hhds of Tobacco on board the Polly Ogle Captn Errington (instead of Captn Dawson as I conceived it to be, and accordingly wrote you) —I wish the Tobacco safe to hand, and to a better Market than most of mine hath lately come to, and am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt...