From Capel & Osgood Hanbury
London Apl 14. 1762.
We wrote thee the Fauquier wth thy Accot Currt: it will bring pleasure to us to hear it gets to hand, and proves r⟨ig⟩ht.1 We have got a Copy of the Condemnation of the Joseph from France, and the loss is now adjusting wth the Underwriters.2 We hope the first opportunity to be favour’d wth some Consignments from thee, and if it be fine Tobacco it will give us a double pleasure as we doubt not of geting a good price for it, and thy kind assistance to forward the dispatch of Capt. ⟨mutilated⟩ we shall acknowlidge as a favour3—⟨mutilated good⟩ Peace is a very desireable Event but we greatly fear the accomplishing of it will be a work of time & occation the farther effusion of human blood. We are wth much Esteem Thy Assurd Friends.
C. & O. Hanbury
LS, ViHi: Custis Papers.
1. When the Hanburys wrote this letter on 14 April 1762, GW had not yet received their letter of 1 Oct. 1761, with the account current. The 1 Oct. letter did not arrive at Mount Vernon until late May 1762. See GW to Hanbury, 28 May 1762.