From William Withers
Williamsburg January 22d 1756
Mr Prentis omitting to send Majr Carlyle the Particulars in each Package ship’d on board the Rawley occasions You the Trouble of this1—I am very sorry for Anderson’s misbehaviour, he was recommended by Capt. Tate, his Owner, as an honest industrious Man, & well qualified for such a Business; but I find he has given sufficient Proof to the contrary, for which I hope he will meet with his Desert. I am Sir Your most obedt humble Servant
1. Withers copied immediately below his signature the invoice, or bill of lading, listing what he and William Prentis had sent up on the Rawley: 100 suits and 54 shirts in 2 hogsheads; 84 dozen stockings “recd from Mr Balfour”; 102 tents in 10 bales; 300 small arms in 12 chests; and 300 cartouche boxes in 6 boxes. Shipped in the care of “Doctr Craik” were 1 chest of medicine, 1 trunk, 1 bundle, 1 “Portmantua,” and 3 saddles and 1 bridle. For Craik’s orders to travel up aboard the sloop, see George Mercer to James Craik, 13 Nov. 1755.