Richmond 21st. Apl. 1807
I am sorry to inform you that I last night received information that the vessel in which your groceries were, is ashore somewhere in Princess Anne; the cargo has been delivered by the Capt to a person who calls himself (as I understand him) a commissioner of wrecks.—he does not appear to think it is much injured.—I shall write to him to night and request him to forward up your things as speedily as possible.
I annex a list of the Tobacco, & will forward an acct of the sales so soon as I dispose of the 2 Hhds stemm’d, for which just now there is scarcely any demand. Mr. Griffin did inform me of his proportion, but as I did not conceive myself to be authorised to make a settlement with him, I paid so little attention that I do not recollect it.—I informed him his best way would be to get an order from you for so much money.—I yesterday remitted Mr. Tazewell 1000$, which perhaps I should have done before. I had calculated however upon his making application to me. I send you 4 gross of corks & am
Dear Sir Yr Very humble servt.
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