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We have not had the pleasure of one line or any Consignments from thee for some time past which we are sorry for. By Capt. Esten or the Bearer if thee sends us some of thy Crops, & they turn out fine, we doubt not of sendg such sales as will be a pleasure to us to forward & satisfaction to thee to receive. We are with Esteem, Thy Assured Friends LS , ViHi : Custis Papers. The letter was...
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 13 Feb. 1765. On 20 Sept. GW wrote to them : “It cannot reasonably be imagined that I felt any pleasing Sensations upon the receipt of your Letter of the 13th of February.”
Invoice of Costs & Charges of Goods Shipped on Board the William and Mary John Boyes Commander upon the proper Acct & risque of Colo. George Washington Virginia and to him Consigned. Theodosia Crowley Iron 6 plate Stock Locks with Bars & Screws @3/ [£] .18.   2 Extra: Iron Rimb’d Locks with pullbacks Wards Round Keys hard brass furniture & box staples &ca Compleat @10/6 1. 1.   1 Dozn Sickles...
Want of Opportunity alone has prevented me from answering your obliging letter of the 10th of Augst last sooner. Indeed we have so seldom any Ships bound from this Port to America, that I am necessitated to hasard this by a very round about way and send it first to London. Believe me it gave me real pleasure to find I was still in your remembrance, and I assure You it has recalled very...
Letter not found: from John Mercer, 3 May 1765. The catalog entry states that Mercer is “explaining his reason for not being prompt in the payment of interest due” (Thomas Birch’s Sons, catalog no. 683, item 736, 5–6 April 1892). For John Mercer’s indebtedness to the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, see doc. III-B, n.29, in Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761 .
Letter not found: from Edward Burn & Sons, 7 May 1765. On 26 June they wrote to GW : “We had the pleasure to write you the 7th Ulto.”
Invoice of Sundries ship’d by James Gildart on board the Francis, John Ashburner for Maryland for Account of George Washington Esqr. 2 Casks 24 dozn of Bottled Ale 12 dozn each 5/ [£] 6. 0.0 Porters Packg 2/ Casks 11/ prim. 5/ .18.  A Cask 5 dozn broad Hoes No. 4 25/ 6. 5.0 Cask 2/8 Prim: 1/6 . 4.2 Loose 10 Mahogany Chairs hair bottoms 27/ 13.10.0 2 Arm Do 40/6 4. 1.0 10 B—ass Matts 10/ Prim....
Letter not found: from James Gildart, 20 May 1765. On 20 Sept. GW wrote to Gildart : “Your favour of the 20th May last . . . is just come to hand.”
I recd yours of the 8th ulto from Wmsburg & agreeable to your request I now send you inclosed to Mr Valentine the Will of John Custis Esqr. by which youll find he gave his dwelling House & plantation to his Son Hancock dureing his Natural life with remainder to his heirs male with a power to devide the same amongst his Male Issue & for want of such to his female &c. Hancock Custis I have been...
We had the pleasure to write you the 7th Ulto advising the state of our market relative to Corn, since which being without any of your favors will occasion brevity. We have had some refreshing showers lately, which has been of great Service to the young Crop, but all accounts agree that the harvest will not be so abundant, but that supplys will ⟨be⟩ wanted towards Winter, therefore if you are...
Invoice of Merchandize shippd by Crosbies & Trafford on Board the Virginian William Buddecome Mastr for Virginia on the proper acct & risque of Mr George Washington Mercht at Mount Vernon Virginia—Vizt. A Bundle Contg 1 piece 5/4 Sheeting @21d. [£] 3.17.  No. 22 2 Pieces yard wide Diaper 25 yds 4/ 1 piece 10/4 wide Do 12
We have before us Your favour 6 March Covering Bill Lading of four Hhds Tobo ⅌ Our Snow Virginian Capt. McCabe which we doubt it will not be in our Power to render You the Sales by this Opportunity as the Slow Demand for that Article & the Long detention of our Vessell in the Country which has obliged us to fitt her out with all Dispatch will deprive us of that pleasure we always Shall make a...
In my last which has distanced this much farther than I intended I gave you a circumstantial Detail of Lord Egmont’s Plan, the motives that induc’d us to Join him, and the various Causes that occasioned it’s overthrow; upon which, we resum’d our originial Claim at the Board of Trade, where it was intimated to us by the First Lord Commissioner that, had we stood upon our own Legs, we might...
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 30 Sept. 1765. On 23 June 1766 GW wrote to them : “I have receivd your favours of the 30th of September—7 & 18th of November.”
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 7 Nov. 1765. On 23 June 1766 GW wrote to them : “I have receivd your favours of the . . . 7 & 18th of November.”
Herewith I enclose a Sketch of the Lands joining this the Tract &c. by the late Mr Green, which will shew you how the Chapple Land joins to that long slip formerly Trens, part of the Plat of Herreford and Masons land, with all the Courses of that and the Chapple land; and a rough plat &c. of Bryns and Warners to shew you that they agree to the Beginning of the Chapple Tract—formerly Colo:...
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 18 Nov. 1765. On 23 June 1766 GW wrote to them : “I have receivd your favours of the . . . 7 & 18th of November.”
Thy favr of Sepr 20 is before us & in answer thereto have to advise that no Care or endeavrs of ours shall be wanting to render satisfactory Sales of the 12 Hds Tobo now on board the Fauquier at Portsmo. We are drawing out our friends Accots Currt to send in the Spring & due Credits given to D. P. Custis’s Estate as directed by thee. As we have not yet been concern’d in the Hemp & flax Trade...
Letter not found: from James Gildart, 28 Nov. 1765. On 22 April 1766 Gildart wrote to GW : “I wrote you of the 28th Novr.”
Invoice of Cost & Charges of Goods shiped on board the Munificence John Johnstoun Commander for Virginia upon Account & resque of Colo. George Washington and consigned to himself—vizt Theodo. Crowley &ca Iron 10 M 2d. Batten Brads @10½ [£] . 8. 9 10 M 3d. Ditto 1/4 .13. 4 10 M 4d. Ditto 1/8 .16. 8 5 M 6d. Ditto 2/8 .13. 4 5
Inclosed is the Scheme I promised You for altering the Method of replevying Goods under Distress for Rent: I thought it necessary to explain fully the Land-lord’s Right by the common-Law, to shew that our Act of Assembly was a mere Matter of Indulgence, & that an Alteration of it now will be no Incroachment upon the Tenant: the first Part of it has very little to do with the Alteration...
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 23 Dec. 1765. On 23 June 1766 GW wrote to them : “I have receivd your favours of . . . 23d December—and 31st of January.”
I Recd your Letter yesterday of the 2⟨ illegible ⟩ Decmber Crosher graves Left Claiborns before Crismos I have taken all the greatest Care I Cud of the place I have ben at the place three times sence Crismos and should ben their oftener but going to other places & meashe⟨r⟩ing of their Corn & deliverind of the poorke prevented me from going oftener I got Crosher graves to go to the place two...
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 31 Jan. 1766. On 23 June GW wrote to them : “I have receivd your favours of . . . 23d December—and 31st of January.”
Among the Gentlemen that honour me with their Regard on your River I shall be happy in your Condescension, and as I have the Privilege of not being entirely unknown I take the Liberty of recommending Capt. Robinson to your Favour—His Ship Charming Sally is at your Command for Freight, and if you dignify, in some Share of the Address, my name, I shall have no doubt of rendering a satisfactory...
Letter not found: from Stewart & Campbell, 25 Mar. 1766. On 4 Sept. GW wrote to them : “Your favour of the 25th of March came safe to my hands.”
Inclos’d we send Thy Acct Currt the Receipt of wch please to advise & that it proves right or if otherwise to point out the Error, & it shall be immediately rectified —We Congratulate Thee & all our Friends in America upon the Repeal of the Stampt Act We used our b⟨est en⟩deavours to prevent the Act passing when first it was in agitation & have ever since it passed spar’d no endeavours to...
Invoice of Goods Shiped on Board the Ranger Hugh Wyley Commander for Virginia upon the proper Acct & Resque of Coll Geo: Washington & to him Consignd viz. Philip Bell Worsted Shades To 11 lb. fine yellow worstd of difft Shades to Work cross Stitch £ 2. 4.0 To 12 Oz. floss Silk 1.16.0 To 12 Yds yellow Canvas 1. 0.0 To a Strong Case . 2.6 J. Waller Books Gilbert Bishop of Sarums Exposi[tio]n of...
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 27 Mar. 1766. On 21 July GW wrote : “Your favour of the 27 of March . . .”
Letter not found: from Lettice Corbin, 31 Mar. 1766. The letter, written from Essex, had attached to it GW’s receipt dated 9 April (Thomas Birch’s Sons, catalog no. 663, item 59, 21–23 April 1891). In his account with Mrs. Corbin, GW made this entry: “April 3d—By hire of her Negro Bricklayer (who came to work here the 3d of April 1765) at the rate of £25 pr Ann:” ( General Ledger A General...
I am now favord with an opportunity of writing to you, to let you know that I shall be glad to be informd whether you will want the Bricklayer any longer. (if you do) you may keep him on the same Terms; (but if not), shall be obliged if you will send him down as soon as his Year is up, because I have lately had an offer for him. As the distance is so great & good opportunities scarce, shall...
I wrote you of the 28th Novr ⅌ the Totness Capt. Barwich of whoes Arrivall In York have lately been advised that I hope you have received mine In Answer to your esteemed favour of the 20th Sept. duplicate of wc. have now before me. I gave you the best Information relating to Hemp from America I then could. Since have had a few Tons from Ra⟨ppa⟩hanock wch I sold At 27 ⅌ Ton besides the bounty...
26 April 1766 “This Indenture, made the twenty Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Sixty Six Between Marmaduke Norflet of the County of Perquimans of the one Part, And George Washington & Feilding Lewis of the Colony of Virginia Gent. of the other Part Witnesseth, That for & in Consideration of the Sum of One thousand two hundred Pounds Current money of...
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 19 July 1766. On 20 July 1767 GW wrote to them : “Your favours of the 19th July . . . and 6th of March past [are] all lying before me.”
We beg leave to return you our hearty thanks for your very polite attention to our Charles Murray whilest on his journey through your province, & agreeable to the order you gave him, we have the pleasure to inclose you bill of lading for One butt of our choice prime wine put onboard the Alexandria, Capt. Montgomery for account & Consigned you —You will please observe that this butt is of best...
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 22 Aug. 1766. On 20 July 1767 GW wrote to them : “Your favours of the 19th July, 22d of August . . . [are] all lying before me.”
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 4 Sept. 1766. On 20 July 1767 GW wrote to them : “Your favours of the . . . 4th of Septr . . . and 6th of March past [are] all lying before me.”
I Recd your Letter of the 25th August Your tobaco being so light I Confess is a very great fault though not in my power to help at ⟨first⟩ ass their was not room in the ware house to put ⟨it in⟩ and the ships Boat ⟨their⟩ a takeing if of ass it was inspected or I wod have had it heavier be fore it had gon I had the tobaco prisd so very ⟨dry⟩ and the prise posts gave way was the Reason of its...
We have the pleasure of thy favrs of June 23 & 28, and to receive 12 Hds Tobo of J. P. Custis’s by Capt. Esten of wch we are endeavouring to make the most. the Insurance orderd upon the said Tobacco was saved. The Accot Current thee requests to be furnished wth was sent by Necks & hope is got to hand & found right. The Sales of J. P. Custis’s 12 Hds Tobo ⅌ the Fauquier last Year sent ⅌ the...
Your favor I received & should have answered it long before this, but expected to have had the pleasure of seeing you at Williamsburg this court, but am prevented by a long spell of the ague and fever, and am so unwell as not to attend the Genl court. I am extremely obliged to you for your Kind offer in taking my bond for principal & interest of my old Bond. I declare to you it is not in my...
Haveing from time to time begd your Indulgence in regard to the money I owe you and haveing as often received it with the greatest kindness and good nature I have not now the face to ask any longer time but least you should think I have bin faulty & have not truly indeavourd to precure it I must assure you I have done every thing in my power to collect the money for you and tho. I have...
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 17 Nov. 1766. On 20 July 1767 GW wrote to them : “Your favours of the . . . 17th Novr . . . and 6th of March past [are] all lying before me.”
Invoice of Costs & Charges of Goods Shiped on board the Lord Campden John Johnstoun Commander for Virginia upon the proper Account and risque of Colo. George Washington & to him Consigned Vizt Theo. Crowley Iron 25 M 8d. Nails @3/6 £ 4. 7. 6 Cask . 1.10 25 M 8d. Nails @3/6 4. 7. 6 Cask . 1.10 20 M 10d. Nails 4/3 4. 5. 0 Cask . 1.10
My inclination to do the Strictest Justice to the Several Gentlemen to whom I am indebted & the distrest state of the Country making it impossible for some of them to wait untill the produce of my Estate can raise sufficient to satisfy the demands upon it, has induced me to make Sale of all my Lands in King William to clear my incumbrances. I am willing to flatter my self from our long...
Letter not found: from Carlyle & Adam, 8 Jan. 1767. On 15 Feb. GW wrote to them : “Your Letter of the 8th of Jany did not reach my hands till Thursday Night.” In his letter of 15 Feb. GW quotes and paraphrases at length the letter of 8 Jan. from Carlyle & Adam.
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 31 Jan. 1767. On 20 July GW wrote to them : “Your favours of the . . . 31st of Jany and 6th of March past [are] all lying before me.”
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 6 Mar. 1767. On 20 July GW wrote to them : “Your favours of the . . . 31st of Jany and 6th of March past [are] all lying before me.”
The Day after you left home I began to tread out the Doeg Run Wheat & got it done that Week, but did not get it all clean & brought down till Thursday last. it was so very mean that we were oblige’d to run it through the Fan 4 & 5 times one woud Scarcly believe that the Quantity of Wheat sew’d at that Plantn shoud produce so little the whole amt of it is only 505½ Bushels. Cleveland finish’d...
I Have dilivere’d Mr Adam the Wheat all but about ⟨4⟩0. Bushels which was at the Mill & that a Vessle was to have call’d for last Satturday, but has not yet come down Clevelands Crop 1520. We began to Plow at Doeg Run last Wednesday with three plows ⟨an⟩d continue’d at it all the week tho. the ground was very wet. it began ⟨to ra⟩in here Satturday night & continued till last night so tha[t] I...
It was with very great pleasure I see in your letter th⟨at⟩ you got safely down we are all very well at this time but it still ⟨is⟩ rainney and wett I am sorry you will not be at home soon as I expe⟨ct⟩ed you I had reather my sister woud not come up so soon, as May woud be much plasenter time than april we wrote to you las⟨t⟩ post as I have nothing new to tell you I must conclude my self your...