George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Cary & Company, 20 September 1763

To Robert Cary & Company

[20 September 1763]


Captn Boyes has engaged my Tobacco to go in the Tryal Captn William McGachin I shall in consequence put 48 Hhds on board that Ship on which please to Insure so as to receive in case of loss Five pounds per Hhd1—a sum not equivalent, but will be some compensation in case of accidents. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt

Go: Washington


1William McGachen, captain of the ship Tryal, cleared outward from the South Potomac naval district on 24 Oct. 1763. The insurance on the forty-eight hogsheads of tobacco was £6.4.2, and the return on the sale of the tobacco was £205.19 (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 154, 198). For GW’s report of the additional tobacco that he shipped aboard the Tryal and the Nautilus, John Boyes captain, see GW to Cary, 27 Sept. 1763.

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