To Robert Cary & Company
Williamsburg 7th Novr 1764.
In behalf of Master John Parke Custis I have this day drawn an order upon you in favour of William Dandridge (who is now in the Fleet Prison) for One hundred pounds Sterling1 which I hope will be immediately paid as I have already taken Bond from his Friends here for the amount of that Sum in Currt Money, at the prevailing Exchange with Interest, and shall carry the same to the Credit of Master Custis’s Account here. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt
1. For some years William Dandridge paid John Parke Custis annual interest on £100 (ViHi: quarto account book). The Fleet Prison in London was used primarily for debtors.