Capel & Osgood Hanbury to John Parke Custis
London Augt 20. 1765
It gives us a real concern that we are not favourd wth any part of thy Crops the Hanbury this Summer—we assure thee that all possible Care should be taken by us to make the most of it & we flatter ourselvs that we can & do render as good Accots Sales as any Mercht at this Port for Tobacco of the same quality sold at the same time1—as we have not had a line from thee2 shall not now add farther then to say that we hope shall not another Year be without some of thy favours. We are wth Esteem Thy Assurd Friends
C. & O. Hanbury
LS, ViHi: Custis Papers. See source note in Hanbury to John Parke Custis, 23 Aug. 1763. The letter is addressed “ the Leeds Capt. [John] Anderson.” The Leeds, which arrived in York River the last week in October, also carried George Mercer, newly appointed as commissioner for stamps for Virginia (Virginia Gazette, [supplement; Royle; Williamsburg], 25 Oct. 1765).