From Samuel Gist
London June 17th 1769
I take this opportunity to acquaint you of the Death of Mr Capel Hanbury1 & as he chiefly Managed the Buiseness it will Probably be a means of some of their Friends changeing their Corrospondants here, I therefore beg leave to Offer you my best Services & to Assure you if it suits you to make Tryal of me that you shall be dealt with by the Strictest Rules of Justice & Honor.
There is very little Tobacco at present in this Market & what comes home this Year will sell well, I am very Respecy Sir Your most Obed. St
Samuel Gist, one of the original members of the Dismal Swamp Land Company (see Dismal Swamp Land Company Articles of Agreement, 3 Nov. 1763, n.4), was a merchant at no. 25, Savage Gardens, Tower Hill, London.