George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Cary & Company, 8 October 1764

To Robert Cary & Company

Mount Vernon 8th October 1764.

Gentn

Since my last,1 I have got Six Hhds more of my Tobacco from the Mountains, and have put them on board the Polly Ogle Captn Benja. Dawson to your address—Please to have them Insured—these are all I coud get down for this Ship2—there yet remains four or five others which I suppose must continue for the Spring Shipping as there is but little chance of getting them forwarded this Fall.3 I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt

Go: Washington

ALB, DLC:GW.

2The Polly Ogle, John Errington captain, cleared out from the South Potomac naval district on 7 Nov. 1764. See GW to Cary, 14 Oct. 1764. See also GW to Cary, 1 May 1764, n.4.

3The last entry in GW’s tobacco accounts for the year 1764 is, “By 5 Hhds Shipd in the Matthew or Charming Polly & Consignd to Robt Cary Esqr.” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 164). He received £22.2.4 for the five hogsheads (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 198).

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