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If you will permit me after six years silence—the time I have been married to your Niece—to pay my respects to you in this Epistolary way I shall think myself happy in beginning a corrispondance which cannot but be attended with pleasure on my side. I shoud hardly have taken the liberty Sir, of Introducing myself to your acquaintance in this manner, and at this time, least you shoud think my...
It cannot reasonably be imagined that I felt any pleasing Sensations upon the receipt of your Letter of the 13th of February covering accts of Sales for 153 Hhds of Master Custis’s Tobo and 115 of mine. That the Sales are pitifully low, needs no words to demonstrate—and that they are worse than many of my Acquaintance upon this River—Potomack—have got in the Out Posts, & from Mr Russel and...
Your favour of the 20th May last, with the Goods pr the Francis, is just come to hand—The Goods I believe are in good order, but I wish the Chair bottoms may last as I had a tryal of hair once before which were of no duration and from thence determined to have no more; but perhaps all may not be alike & these will answer your recommendation of them—if so, they will do exceeding well. On board...
By the Fauquier Captn Nicks you will receive 12 Hhds of Master Custis’s Tobacco which please to sell to the best advantage and carry the nett proceeds to the credit of his account—I dare say there can be no exception taken to this Tobacco & therefore I shall hope for more pleasing Sales than were receivd for the two last Parcels I shipd you in his behalf which indeed were low and discouraging....
Having wrote very fully to you in September 1763 in answer to yours by Mr Fairfax and heard nothing from you since I despair of getting any further satisfaction respecting the Box of Cloaths which you wrote me were sent by one Captn Ross, and delivered to Mr Middleton of Annopolis; whose Letter denying the receipt of any such things, or knowledge of the Captn I sent you at the same time I...
Invoice of Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of George Washington—Potomack River Virginia 2 dozn handsaw files 1 dozn 8d. Gimblets 1 dozn 10d. Ditto ½ dozn 20d. Ditto 3 Spike Ditto 1 dozn pr Carpenters Steel Compas[se]s 6 2 foot box Rules 10 M 2d. Brads 10 M 3d. Ditto 10 M 4 Ditto 5 M 6 Ditto  5 M 2d. Nails 5 M 3d. Ditto 2 Casks 8d. Ditto 1 Cask 10d. Ditto 5 M half Crown...