From Crosbies & Trafford
Liverpool [England] 3 August 1765
We have before us Your favour 6 March Covering Bill Lading of four Hhds Tobo Our Snow Virginian Capt. McCabe which we doubt it will not be in our Power to render You the Sales by this Opportunity as the Slow Demand for that Article & the Long detention of our Vessell in the Country which has obliged us to fitt her out with all Dispatch will deprive us of that pleasure we always Shall make a Point to Observe,1 You will find Inclosd Invoice & Bill Lading of the Goods You Orderd which hope may be agreeable,2 We Shoud be always Glad to be further favourd with Your Commands & beleive us to be Sincerely Sir Your most hble Ss.
Crosbies & Trafford
LS, DLC:GW. The letter was sent “ Virginian Q[uem] D[eus] C[onserveat].”
1. “Capt. McCabe” was Henry McCabe. An undated account from Crosbies & Trafford shows the gross receipt from the sale of the four hogsheads of tobacco was £29.5.9¼ and £20.10.9¼ net (DLC:GW).
2. The undated invoice is included as an enclosure. The bill of lading lists “One Bundle, one Plough Twenty five Bags of salt” (DLC:GW). The goods apparently arrived in October 1765 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 212).