George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Richard Washington, 3 June 1762

To Richard Washington

Mount Vernon 3d June 1762

Dear Sir,

On board the Unity Captn Cuzzens I put four hhds Tobacco to your Consignment, intending to have advised you of it by our early Ships but an Embargo being ordered, and the Unity ready, she cleared and slipped out (as I am told) before I got notice of it; by which means you will probably receive the Tobacco before this advice, which cannot however be attended with any disadvantages, as I did not purpose to Insure.1

I now address this by the Packet from New York, as the most expeditious method of transmitting this Information, and am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt & Affecte Servt

Go: Washington

ALB, DLC:GW. GW sent a copy of this by John Crawford, captain of the ship Alexandria which left the South Potomac naval district on 1 July 1762 bound for Glasgow.

1For GW’s shipment of twenty hogsheads of tobacco to Robert Cary & Co. aboard Capt. William Cuzzens’s Unity, see GW to Cary, 16 Mar. 1762. GW’s information about the Unity having already sailed was erroneous (see GW to Richard Washington, 20 June 1762).

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