George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Cary & Company, 8 October 1760

To Robert Cary & Company

Williamsburg 8th Octr 1760.


This serves to cover a certificate of the Tobo I shipd you in the Cary, which I hope will answer the end of a Bill of Lading.1 I am told it will do instead of Recording the Bill, and as it is less expensive and soonest come at, I embrace the method.

Since my last I have passd a set of Bills in favour of Mr George Brent (instead of Robt Brent) for Two hundred pounds Sterling2 which please to pay and place to acct of Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, CSmH; LB, in GW’s hand, DLC:GW. The letter is docketed as “Reced the 5 Decr ⟨illegible⟩.” There are minor differences in the letter-book copy.

1The Cary in which GW sent Robert Cary & Co. fifty hogsheads of tobacco in November 1759 was taken by the French. Cary & Co. evidently needed the certificate in order to collect the insurance on GW’s tobacco. The payment came to £577.17.2 as recorded in February 1761 (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 67). See also GW to Robert Cary & Co., 25 Nov. 1759.

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